Basil Sweet Large Leaf plant is recognized as the most aromatic type of basil plant, especially pesto, and considered by many to be the best for pesto preparation. It’s loaded with naturally occurring volatile oils, which make it very aromatic and flavorful, necessary for successful pesto preparation. Some people use it in pasta sauces and desserts as a flavor enhancer. In Italy, this herb is often used in Italian cooking as a seasoning ingredient, such as in pizzas and salads. As a sweet basil substitute, it can add sweetness to your desserts, or it can be added directly to soups and stews to boost the natural flavors, without the added sugar or salt, and without the added carbohydrates. If you have tried using regular basil in recipes or as an ingredient and have been unsatisfied, then it may be time for some sweet basil!

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