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Basil Leaf

Basil is a wide-leaf herb with a subtle sweet, peppery flavor with trace notes of mint, anise and clove, providing earthy, fresh essence.

  • Chopped herb leaves, approximately 1/8-inch, irregular shape

  • Light to dark green with brown undertones

  • D'allesandro
    Price: $9.25
    $0.46 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use to season tomato sauces, salad dressings, soups and stews

  • Sprinkle over garden tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and feta

  • Use in marinades or as the main ingredient in pesto

  • Infuse into rich coconut curries for brightness and balance

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add to taste.

    Storage & handling

    Store in cool, dry place.



    Basil leaf, or "Ocimum basilicum," is one of the world's most popular herbs. An annual plant belonging to the mint family, Basil is thought to be native to Asia and India, dating back over 5000 years. It is still widely cultivated in this region, growing well in warm, tropical climates. It is now prominently featured in other world cuisines, including Italian and Thai, and is famous for its role in pesto, a mixture of Basil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese.

    Basil has been shown to have unique health benefit due to flavonoids and volatile oils. Providing protection at the cellular level, flavonoids help shield cell structures and chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage. The volatile oils are effective in restricting bacterial growth and acting as an anti-inflammatory. Basil is also naturally rich in vitamin A and magnesium, promoting cardiovascular health and aiding the blood vessels in relaxation and blood flow.

    The word Basil is from the Greek "basilikohn," meaning royal. Ancient cultures believed the herb to be sacred, using the plant in burial and ceremony. In India, basil is considered an icon of hospitality while Italy regards the herb as a symbol of love.

    Classic recipe

    Spaghetti with Garlic-Basil Marinara

    Pressed for time? This quick and easy tomato sauce comes together in under 20 minutes. Featuring a mix of dried basil, parsley and oregano, the sauce can easily turn into a heartier meal with the addition of meat of vegetables.