Basil I


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Basil I

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(Biography) known as the Macedonian. died 886 ad, Byzantine emperor (876–86): founder of the Macedonian dynasty
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Basil is as diverse as the cultures and regions around the globe.
Basil is economically important due to the use of its essential oils being used in hygiene and cleaning products, perfumes, cosmetics, local anesthetic and antiseptics.
In its native India, basil is used in sacred Hindu ceremonies.
Because basil is very susceptible to frost damage, it is important to wait until after all danger of frost has passed to put your seeds or plants in the garden.
Manuel, thinking Basil is trying to converse with him in Spanish, corrects him: "No, no, senor - uno, dos, tres.
How fast the basil darkens (usually within a day or two in the fridge) depends on how old it is when you make the pesto and what kind of shape it's in, adds Pappas, noting that basil is more perishable than many other herbs like dill or oregano.
The quirky thing about basil is in the cooking--it should be added only at the end of the process because when cooked, it quickly loses its bouquet.
Basil is often referred to as the "king of herbs," and no wonder -- it is one of the most useful, and most used, of all herbs.