Basil is a herb in the mint family that is, despite being originally native to India, Asia, and Africa, found to be essential in Italian cooking. It can also be found in a variety of other types of cuisines including Thai, Indonesian, and Vietnamese. Dried basil refers to sun-dried fresh basil. Since fresh basil may not be available all year round or can sometimes be quite expensive sourced fresh in the supermarket, dried basil is used as an alternative. Dried basil is brittle and crumbly like most dried herbs.
Dried basil is used to flavour pizza sauce along with other dried herbs like oregano, thyme etc. It is a wonderful seasoning for salads, marinades and pastas. A delicious basil pesto using dried basil is only a google away too! Some people are also known to add it to herbal teas for health benefits.
Speaking of health benefits, basil is an excellent source of vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It's also a good source of calcium, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Basil isn't simply for internal use. When basil's oils are extracted to make an essential oil, it is used for treating cuts, wounds, and skin infections.
Product of Egypt
(Typical analysis per 100g)
Energy 1051 kJ
Protein 14.3 g
Fat Total 3.9 g
- Saturated - g
Carbohydrates 60 g
- Sugars 40 g
Sodium 34 mg
Packaged in a facility that processes peanuts, wheat and milk products
Store item in an airtight Container in a cool dry place
Up to 12 months if stored correctly. See label for Best Before date
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