Ocimum basilicium / Ocimum tonuiflorum / Ocumum sanctum
From the Latin "salvare," herb of medicine
Salvia rutilans. Syn. Salvia elegans, Scarlet pineapple.
As its name suggests, it has a pineapple-like flavor. It's a wonderful shrub with striking red flowers that blooms from late summer until the first frosts. In the kitchen, the leaves add a fresh flavor and can be used in desserts (ice creams, sorbets, fruit salads) and to flavor iced tea.
Photo : ID : 23088687 / Anton Ignatenco
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