Chemical free from Home Farm Herbery, our dried basil is grown in our own hot, sunny part of Kentucky.
Basil is the ultimate complement to tomatoes, and also pairs beautifully with onions, garlic, and olives.
Basil stimulates the appetite and helps curb flatulence, perhaps another reason why it works so well with garlic. Basil tea is said to help with dysentery, nausea, and stomach distress due to gas.
For the most intense flavor, basil should be added at the end of the cooking process. Prolonged heat will cause basil's volatile oils to dissipate.
Ground with garlic and olive oil into a paste, basil is a prime ingredient in pistou, a Mediterranean specialty.
Most other herbs tend to overpower basil's flavor and aroma, but oregano is one that is most often used in conjunction with basil. Other good combinations include summer savory, rosemary, and sage.
Basil has a unique aroma because of the many constituents of its essential oil. The oil contains 1, 8-cineol, citral, eugenol, linalool, methyl chavicol, methyl cinnamate in relatively large quantities and bisabolene, camphor, cryophyllene, geraniol, and ocimene in smaller quantities influencing taste and action in the body.
Our dried basil comes in ½ oz package for $2.98, 1 oz package for $4.98 or 2 oz package for $8.98. Buy today!
We thank you for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
Welcome to Arlene's world of Gourmet Cooking Additions of organically grown herbs and spices uniquely blended to make you a fine, gourmet chef right in your own kitchen.
We grow our herbs here at Home Farm Herbery in Munfordville, KY and any spices or bay leaves that are added come from certified organic sources.
Remember.... Arlene's package mixes and herb and spice blends are made especially for you on the day you order it. Nothing sits on our shelves. So you know it is fresh from our home to yours.