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Basil Leaves Dried

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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. The fresh herb is commonly used in pesto.

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Culinary Notes:

With its sweet, fragrant aroma and flavour, this well-known Italian-derived herb is one of the most versatile. Used in a wide range of cuisines, this delicious herb adds a wonderful flavour to just about anything - soups, stews, salads, pastas, 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.

Ingredients:

100% dried Basil Leaves

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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Country of origin:

Egypt

Other names or spelling:

Sweet Basil, Ocimum basilicum

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