Comment concerning Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles'): Why does the dark color not work in cooking?

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As a comment about Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles'), mom2goldens wrote:

The dark colored foliage and the slightly ruffled leaves make this a really striking plant. It does not make a particularly good herb to cook with because of the dark color, but can be quite delicious and attractive when used in salads or to garnish a dish.
Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
Feb 3, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Does it dye everything purple?
Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Feb 3, 2015 6:06 PM CST
It does tend to bleed some of it's color onto whatever you are cooking. However, it is lovely sprinkled over your finished dish, or chopped up into salads.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
Feb 3, 2015 6:18 PM CST
Oh, good to know, thanks.

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