Dry basil has a subtle peppery flavor but, when it’s cooked, the initial flavor gives way to a sweeter note. Egyptian dry basil leaves are prominently featured in many cuisines around the world including Italian, Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian.
Our Egyptian dry basil is just basil, that’s all. No artificial ingredients or preservatives are included because we believe that dry basil is best in its purest form.
Dry basil is a great addition to any sauce, stew, and salad. It’s even delicious when sprinkled on cheese. 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. With so many options, let your imagination lead you to new uses for this herb!
The first written evidence of basil’s existence is 4,000 years old, originating from Egypt. The herb’s name means “king” in Greek. Basil gained its royal name because it was considered a sacred herb in its native India and was often planted in temples because it was considered a protector.
- Dry basil leaves are a great source of iron. One serving contains 26% of the daily recommended dose. Iron is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout the blood in the body.
- Basil contains the flavonoids orietin and vicenin, plant pigments that shield cell structures from oxygen and radiation damage.
- Basil contains eugenol, an oil that has anti-inflammatory effects, which may help individuals with arthritis and other inflammatory problems.
SaucesJoanne, Hubbard, OH
I got so tired of buying little bottles of basil at the grocery store that I figured that it's time to buy a large amount of it since basil is my favorite herb. I'm so happy with this 1 pound bag of dried basil that I don't want to drop one flake on the floor or counter!Stacey, Crestview, FL
Very fresh and fragrant. A pound of dried basil is a LOT! I have been adding it to scrambled eggs, soups, and sauces. I also filled a few decorative spice jars to give as gifts.R, Brighton, MA
Amazing, so fragrant and the flavor it adds is awesome!!!Phyllis, Toccoa, GA
Basil. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 28g (~1 oz.)
|Amount per serving|
|Calories from Fat||10|
Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Refrigeration is not needed.
Country of origin: Egypt