Organic Dried Basil

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Description

Organic Dried Basil is great with tomatoes.

Organic Dried Basil is a lovely addition to so many recipes but it is probably best known for its place in Italian cooking.  Dried basil is a cupboard staple and even the most novice cook can use it easily in a range of recipes – particularly in dishes with tomato as their base.

Our organic basil is dried gently with warm air to preserve its nutrients and then cut finely.  To make the best of your precious organic basil add it at the end of cooking to preserve its nutritional value and flavour.  One 4g serving of dried basil is high in Vitamin A and Vitamin K.

In Greek the name ‘basil’ comes from the word ‘basileus’ which translates as ‘King’ – its no wonder basil is considered the king of herbs when you take a look at its impressive nutritional content!

Dried basil can be added to dips and dressings for added flavour and can even be made into tea – a really versatile herb to have around.  Try sprinkling it over homemade hummus or cannellini bean dip.

Ingredients: Organic Basil

Origin: Egypt

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

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Nutritional Information

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g:
Energy 976kj/233kcal
Fat 4.07g
of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 47.75g
of which sugars 2g
Fibre 37.7g
Protein 22.98g
Salt 0.19g
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Cooking Instructions

Add a touch of basil during cooking but add the majority at the end to preserve its nutrients and get the most of its flavour.

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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

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Family Tip:

  1.  Basil goes very well with Italian recipes but we are particularly fond of it in tomato and basil soup.
  2. For the fullest flavour add it during cooking and then again at the end – this enhances its flavour and retains the vitamin C content.