Sweet Basil This page first published: Jun 27, 2004 · Updated: Jun 14, 2018 · by CooksInfo. Copyright © 2021 · This web site may contain affiliate links · This web site generates income via ads · Information on this site is copyrighted. Taking whole pages for your website is theft and will be DCMA'd. See re-use information. Sweet basil is a generic term for basils that are less hot or spicy tasting than others.Sweet basils are good for cooking, and fresh use.