Basil Leaves Rubbed

Basil Leaves Rubbed

Sweet basil is the variety that is dried for culinary use.

Sweet basil is a lush annual herb with a distinct clove and anise-like refreshing flavor.

Rubbed basil leaves is an all natural herbal spice, with no additives or fillers.


Recipes


Usage Suggestions

Dried basil leaves, although lacking the fresh top-notes of fresh basil, have a more pungent taste and one that is ideal for long, slow-cooked dishes such as soups, stews, casseroles and Spaghetti Bolognese. 


Background

Sweet basil is the variety that is dried for culinary use. Sweet basil is a lush annual herb with a distinct clove and anise-like refreshing flavor.

Bush basil (O. minimum) has smaller leaves than sweet basil and is not generally dried.


Health Benefits

Basil leaves are a great source of vitamins and minerals, most notably Vitamins K and A, iron, calcium, and magnesium.

Basil leaves are considered to have valuable anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Alkaline minerals promote a strong skeletal structure. Free-radical fighting antioxidants combat aging by preserving the cells from damage. Iron oxygenates the blood and is essential for healthy circulation.


Other Common Names


Fresh, natural, pure herbs and spices blended and packed in Australia from imported and local ingredients then flown directly to our California Epicurean Kitchen.


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Botanical NameOcimum basilicum