One of the oldest herbs known to mankind, basil is a versatile and widely used aromatic herb. It has a subtle peppery flavor but, when it's cooked, the initial flavor gives way to a sweeter note. Dry basil's flavor profile really comes out in recipes with long cooking times as in a marinara sauce, where the sustained simmer brings out its mild sweetness.
Basil is good on all most anything including Italian cuisine, sauces, tomatoes, vegetables, meat and fish. The many nutrients in basil are believed responsible for its health benefits. It is not only used as a culinary herb but as a very beneficial herbal tea which aids in digestion and contains a range of natural antioxidants.
Dried Leaf / Cut & Sifted
Culinary and Medicinal Herb
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Basil Pesto Hummus
Caprese Grilled Fish
Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies
Sage and Basil Butter
Thai Basil Chicken
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
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