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.

Origin: Egypt

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

Nutritional Information

Organic Dried Basil is high in Vitamin A and Vitamin K (per 4g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g: % Reference intake (RI) per 100g Amount per serving
(4g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 1051kj/251kcal 12.55% 47kj/11kcal 0.55%
Fat 4.0g 5.71% 0.2g 0.29%
of which saturates 0.2g 1% 0g
Carbohydrate 61g 23.46% 2.7g 1.04%
of which sugars 1.7g 1.89% 0.1g 0.11%
Fibre 40.5g 1.8g
Protein 14.4g 28.8% 0.6g 1.20%
Salt 34mg 1.42% 1.5g 0.06%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: % Reference intake (RI) per 100g Amount per serving
(4g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Vitamin A 9376IU 706% 422IU 31.78%
Vitamin C 61.2mg 76.50% 2.8mg 3.50%
Vitamin E 7.5mg 62.50% 0.3g 2.50%
Vitamin K 1715mcg 2286.66% 77.2mcg 102.93%
Niacin (B3) 6.9mg 43.12% 0.3mg 1.88%
Pyridoxine (B6) 2.3mg 164.28% 0.1mg 7.14%
Folate 274mcg 137% 12.3mcg 6.15%
Calcium 2113mg 264.13% 95.1mg 11.88%
Iron 42mg 300% 1.9mg 13.57%
Magnesium 422mg 112.53% 19mg 5.07%
Phosphorus 490mg 70% 22mg 3.14%
Potassium 3433mg 171.65% 154mg 7.70%
Zinc 5.8mg 58% 0.3mg 3%
Copper 1.4mg 140% 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 3.2mg 160% 0.1mg 5%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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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.

Storage

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

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.