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Basil

Product Description
Description/Taste:
Basil is a fragrant herb recognised by its bright green, oval-shaped leaves, sometimes with a smooth or slightly serrated edge. The herb's distinct aroma can be described as a combination of anise and cloves. Its flavour is both sweet and peppery, with a subtle hint of mint. In culinary applications, basil imparts a fresh and aromatic note to various dishes.

Available year-round from various sources.

Uses & Flavour Pairings:
Basil stands as a staple of Italian cuisine, playing a central role in dishes such as pesto, Caprese salad, and Margherita pizza. Its versatility extends across global cuisines, from Thai to Vietnamese to Indian. Basil harmonises beautifully with ingredients like tomatoes, mozzarella, olives, and olive oil. It also complements a range of proteins, including chicken, lamb, and fish.

Nutritional Information & Allergens:
Basil offers a good supply of vitamins A, C, and K, and provides essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. The herb is rich in antioxidants and has been linked to various health benefits in traditional medicine. Naturally gluten-free, basil is not typically associated with allergens.

Preparation and Storage:
To retain its optimal flavour, it's best to incorporate basil into dishes towards the end of the cooking process or to use it fresh. For storage, place basil in a glass of water at room temperature, as refrigeration can cause it to wilt and darken.

History:
Basil, believed to have its roots in India, has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. It journeyed to the Mediterranean and subsequently spread throughout Europe and the broader world.
SKU: BE
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