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Product Of Australia

  • Basil can be stored in the fridge for several days in a sealed plastic bag, or can be frozen, providing it is blanched first (steamed for 1 to 2 minutes)

Tear leaves rather than cutting. Add at the last minute to cooked dishes. Sprinkle over salads and sliced tomatoes. Basil’s rich pungent flavour compliments garlic. Use in pesto sauce and Mediterranean dishes, and to flavour blended vinegars. Use whole leaves and flowers as a garnish.

Health Benefits

100g of fresh basil yields the following:

  • Calories – 23
  • Total Carbs – 1% of DV
  • Protein – 6% of DV
  • Dietary Fibre – 6% of DV
  • Vitamin A – 106% of DV
  • Vitamin C – 30% of DV
  • Calcium – 18% of DV
  • Iron – 18% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Selecting tips

Choose basil with fresh looking leaves and stems with no signs of yellowing or damage.

Store in an airtight plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper.