Basil


COMMON NAME
Standardized: basil
Other: sweet basil

BOTANICAL NAME
Ocimum basilicum L.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae

CUT SIZES:
Whole Leaves, Large Cut, Fine cut, Cut (size as request), Powder, Sifting. All “99% Quality”
30 Mesh (130/140 gr/ltr)Crushed
40 Mesh (140/150 gr/ltr)Crushed
50 Mesh (150/160 gr/ltr) Crushed

OVERVIEW
Basil grows best outdoors in a warm, sunny environment as a garden herb, and can also be potted and grown in a window with plenty of sun. Basil is sensitive to cold and will grow as an annual in regions that frost during the winter. Due to its environmental sensitivity, the herb should be planted in late spring or early summer after the risk of frosting has passed.
Archaeologists have found basil in mummies removed from the pyramids and believe that the ancient Egyptians used it as an embalming herb. Both the Greeks and the Romans used basil. The generic name Ocimum comes, perhaps, from the Greek word okimon, which means “fragrant,” as basil is a strongly fragrant herb.
There are more than sixty known varieties of basil, and these range from green to red to purple, each with a distinctive flavor

Product Description:
30mesh (130/140 gr/ltr)/crushed
40 mesh (140/150 gr/ltr)/ crushed
50mesh (150/160 gr/ltr)/crushed
Fine cut- Powder- Special / large cut 2/4mm
Whole leaves- Sifting
Available all seasons
Harvest season: May – October

PARTS USED
Dried leaf in teas or essential oils for topical application.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS
The essential oil used topically. As a spice it can be liberally used in foods.

SUMMARY
Basil is well known for its sweet aroma and the fresh, delicious flavor that it lends to food. Basil is traditionally used to spice up pasta, meat, soups and sauces. It is the key ingredient of pesto sauce, where it is mixed with hard cheese, pine nuts, and olive oil. As a flavoring agent, basil is best added at the end of cooking as the intense heat will quickly deteriorate its characteristic taste and aroma. and is best known for the scent and flavor that it imparts to Italian cuisine.
In addition to its culinary uses, basil is used to add fragrance to perfumes, soaps, shampoos, and other body care products.

*PRECAUTIONS
Specific: No known precautions.
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