Feature Herb: Basil

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Botanical Name:

Ocimum Basilicum

Taste Profile

A bright, highly fragrant and slightly sweet herb.

Parts Used:

Its bright green Leaves, which can be used both fresh or dried.

History:

Renowned for its culinary and medicinal qualities, Dried Basil is a member of the mint family, that is considered to be the ‘King’ of herbs. Believed to have embalming properties it has been found in the tombs and mummies of the Ancient Egyptians. Egypt is still one of the two first countries where it is cultivated and exported.

Perfect For:

Dried Basil’s fragrant sweet & versatile flavour makes it King in the kitchen, especially in Italian cuisine. It pairs wonderfully with tomatoes & tomato-based sauces. Use it to season pizza, add it to pesto, or use it to season fish, chicken or rice. Liven up fresh fruit salad to highlight the freshness.

Non-Culinary Uses:

Basil, rich in antioxidants, is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-stress and anti-bacterial powers. It is thought to help relieve pain and boost immunity.

*Please consult your health care professional if your intended use is in place of prescribed medications.

Blends to Try:

Italian Herbs - a delicious, perfectly balanced blend of Basil, Oregano, Marjoram, Parsley and Capsicum that brings out the Italian in any dish.

Herbs de Provence – A French herb mix made of Basil, Fennel, Lavender, and Thyme, all of which are native to Provence, France (hence the name).

Release the Flavour:

Infuse 1tbsp of Basil with 1tsp of olive oil for about 10 mins to rehydrate and bring out the full flavour.

Pairs Beautifully With:

Our all natural Oregano, Parsley, and Rosemary. Check them out along with the rest of our amazing range right here on our website!

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