Read more Chopped Basil 26g Basil is one of the aromatic herbs most used and found in many recipes all over the world. Originating from tropical Asia, especially from India, it was brought to Europe from the Greeks and the Romans. The beginning of massive use in the Mediterranean cuisine began from the XV century. It is the main ingredient of many traditional recipes of Italy and France. It is used in stews, soups, recipes with meat and vegetables. Very famous in the Pesto Genovese sauce.