Fresh Grocer: The Best Basil

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BOSTON (CBS) – Just a touch of basil can make all the difference in how your favorite dish tastes.

Fresh Grocer Tony Tantillo shows us how to find the best batch.

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Basil is a commonly used herb that adds a clove like aroma and pungent taste to tomatoes, squash, cabbage, beans, pasta, poultry or seafood.

Leaves vary in color from green to red-purple.

Leaf size also varies, ranging from small common basil leaves to the larger leaves of lettuce leaf basil.

You can catch the Fresh Grocer every weekday on WBZ-TV News at Noon.

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