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Non-GMO, Open-pollinated, Heirloom Cinnamon Basil Herb Seed from True Leaf Market. Ocimum basilicum. As basil has lots of different varieties, Cinnamon Basil Herb is one of the most popular sweet basil cultivars to grow. This basil variety has been used as a medicine in many ancient cultures. In Mexico, Cinnamon Basil is made into an herbal tea. In Ancient Egypt, this aromatic type of basil was part of embalming. Cinnamon Basil plants produce methyl cinnamate"the component which gives off that bold spicy scent and toasty, sweet flavor. Sweet basil such as Cinnamon, is often cooked in Thai cuisine or added as a garnish.
Non-GMO Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum) plants grow 18-30" tall, while producing a boldly sweet aroma. Open-pollinated Cinnamon Basil is easy to grow as an herb, as it prefers the warm temperatures and develops 2" long jagged leaves. Your crop will reach ideal harvesting before basil plants bloom. This sweet basil crop will continue to mature until the first frost arrives. The glossy and aromatic forest-green leaves of Cinnamon Basil will emerge upright with dark-purple stems"flourishing its maroon-colored flowers by late summer to early fall.
Basil in general, is an ultimate hybrid herb with a lot of different strains. As basil is also ancient, it's a challenge for gardeners to pin down a single origin. Basil can be classified as either sweet or non-sweet. The more popular types are considered sweet. For example, a cultivar that isn't sweet would be clove basil.
Health Benefits of Cinnamon Basil Herb Seed
As basil is one of the best ancient herbs to consume when it comes to health, Cinnamon Basil, in particular, is one of the easier crops to grow. Their aromatic leaves can be steeped as warm sweet tea. When it comes to inflammation, this sweet basil variety is popular due to its toasty aroma and flavor. Cinnamon Basil has been given to cancer patients to relieve pain and to produce potential apoptosis"a breaking down of cell structure that can eliminate cancerous cells.
Culinary Uses for Cinnamon Basil Herb Seed
As an heirloom that provides a sweet and almost spicy flavor, Cinnamon Basil is a popular ingredient in Thai cuisine. This type of basil can be used as a replacement for mint, as its glossy leaves are muddled and made into a mojito or steeped as an herbal tea. As sweet basil varieties range in flavor, Cinnamon also flourishes as a baking herb. Add Cinnamon Basil to pumpkin pie, cookies or even baked Cinnamon Basil pears.
Cool Fact About Cinnamon Basil Herb Seed
Did you know Cinnamon Basil can grow in space? In August of 2007, astronaut Clay Anderson, as part of the STS-118 mission, was able to plant Cinnamon Basil seeds in plant chambers, which successfully developed as part of their space plant-growth experiment.
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