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Basil Leaves - Australian Grown

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Basil is one of the most frequently used culinary herbs. It has a fresh and sweet aroma with hints of anise. It is crucial to Italian cooking, and often called for in French, Indian, Asian, and Greek cuisine as well. These are 100% Australian-grown Basil Leaves that are harvested at their peak and sun-dried to lock in their flavour and aroma. Australian-grown Basil Leaves are grown, harvested, dried, and processed all on home soil.
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Culinary Notes:

With its sweet, fragrant aroma and flavour Australian-grown Basil Leaves are one of the most versatile herbs there are. Used in a wide range of cuisines, this delicious herb adds a wonderful flavour to just about anything - soups, stews, salads, pasta, you name it!

Health benefits:

Basil is a rich source of potassium, manganese, copper and has antioxidant properties. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a popular kitchen herb used for flavouring food. It is also widely regarded for its health-enhancing properties. Basil has been a staple of medicine for generations and the herb has been used to treat a variety of different conditions, from inflammation to bug bites.

Origin:

Basil is one of the most frequently used culinary herbs. It has a fresh and sweet aroma with hints of anise. It is crucial to Italian cooking, and often called for in French, Indian, Asian, and Greek cuisine as well. Australian-grown Basil Leaves are grown, harvested, dried, and processed all on home soil.  

Ingredients:

  • 100% dried Australian Basil Leaves

Country of Origin 

  • Packed in Australia from 100% local Australian products

Other names or spelling:

Sweet Basil, Ocimum basilicum

How to use:

  • Dried basil is best used for dishes that require cooking for long periods of time, such as stews, soups, and casseroles
  • By drying the basil leaves it locks in the wonderful flavour and aromas
  • It is also particularly useful when the fresh herb is not available - use 1tsp of dried for 1 handful of fresh
  • Sprinkle over cut tomatoes with some salt for a fresh, simple side salad
  • Combine with olive oil and balsamic for a beautiful dressing
  • Use in the cooking process to impart a sweet basil flavour or sprinkle on top of dishes for a finishing garnish

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