• Fresh freeze-dried basil - Egypt
  • Fresh freeze-dried basil - Egypt
  • Fresh freeze-dried basil - Egypt
  • Fresh freeze-dried basil - Egypt
  • Fresh freeze-dried basil - Egypt
  • Fresh freeze-dried basil - Egypt
  • Fresh freeze-dried basil - Egypt
  • Fresh freeze-dried basil - Egypt
  • Fresh freeze-dried basil - Egypt
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Fresh freeze-dried basil - Egypt

Fresh freeze-dried basil

Egypt For your Sauces, Salads, Vegetables

A must for Mediterranean cuisine. Its pronounced and fresh taste goes perfectly with your vegetables and meats. Add a pinch of basil to your sauces to flavour them or sprinkle on your meat and fish. Freeze-dried fresh basil = 10 times its weight once rehydrated.

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Tomatoes, fresh cheeses, apricots, strawberries, eggplants, zucchini, pesto, pistou

Kitchen association : Tomatoes, fresh cheeses, apricots, strawberries, eggplants, zucchini, pesto, pistou

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Freshness packet - DUO 12/2022

Conditioning : Freshness packet - DUO 12/2022

Origin - Plantations

Egypt

Origin - Plantations : Egypt
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What is basil?

Basil(Ocimum basilicum) is an aromatic herbaceous plant of the Lamiaceae family. It is used as a condiment. It is also known as common basil orroyal herb.

Particularity of the basil

The basil plant measures 20 to 60 cm high. It has broad oval lanceolate leaves which can reach 4 cm. The oldest plants can reach up to 1 m in height if they are kept in the heat or planted in regions with a warm climate.

The color of the basil leaves differs depending on the variety. The leaves can be light green, dark green or purple. When it blooms, basil is covered with small, white, bilabial flowers. It has a strong fragrance and requires a dry soil and moderate sun exposure to grow.

Tip: Are your basil plants dry? A little water is all it takes to bring them back to full vigor.

Harvesting basil plants

Growing basil is relatively simple. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a plant that requires a warm and sunny climate to grow well. However, it can also be grown indoors.

The common basil is an annual plant. The Asian varieties are grown in a warm and humid climate and are considered perennial plants.

The sowing of the basil is done at the beginning of spring in the hot countries. In countries with a temperate climate, it is advisable to sow in a greenhouse or pot at a temperature of 20°C. Its needs in water are moderate.

The harvest of the basil is realized in summer. It is at least in July and August that it gives the most leaves. Be careful not to let the sun's rays burn its leaves.

Tip: You want to harvest basil seeds to replant next year? In this case, wait until mid-autumn and let your aromatic plants bloom. Harvest the seeds once the flowers are fully formed and mature.

Basil is an aromatic plant that fears full sun. In the garden, it can be planted next to solanaceous plants such as tomatoes and peppers.

Tip: To obtain a maximum of leaves on your basil plant, I advise you to avoid letting it go to flower. To do this, as soon as the first signs of flowering appear, pinch the stems.

David Vanille's choice: I have chosen to offer you fresh freeze-dried basil from Egypt. Its pronounced taste and unique fragrance are a perfect addition to all your Mediterranean recipes. Dried basil keeps for a long time while preserving its aromatic qualities.


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The different varieties of basil

There are different varieties of basil:

  • The large green basil: used in Mediterranean cuisine, it is distinguished by its deep green leaves
  • Fine green basil: it develops slightly spicy aromas and can be recognized by its small, smooth green leaves
  • Thai basil: often used in Asian cuisine, it is distinguished by its aniseed taste similar to tarragon. It is recognizable by its purple stems overhung by small green leaves.
  • Basil leaf lettuce: a species with aniseed flavors recognizable by its large light green leaves
  • Purple basil: as its name suggests, this species is entirely purple in color. It develops peppery aromas.
  • Marseille basil: a common species recognizable by its large green leaves
  • Lemon basil: as its name indicates, this species of basil develops lemon aromas. Its leaves are of a clear green which tends towards the yellow. A species sensitive to the elements such as the wind or the sun.

The origins of basil

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is an aromatic plant which, depending on the species, comes from Central Africa and South Asia. This thousand-year-old plant arrived in Egypt at least 4,000 years ago. It is from there that comes its importation in Europe in IIe century. First arrived in Rome, its culture extends thereafter in all the Southern Europe. It will be necessary to wait the XIVth century so that it passes the sleeve.

Customs and culture around the basil

In addition to its use in cooking, basil has always been a plant sought after to ward off bad luck or to express unfriendly feelings.

Here are different uses according to certain customs:

  • In Nepal and India: it is offered to Krishna
  • In Africa: it is said to ward off bad luck
  • In Egypt : it was used during mummification for its antibacterial virtues
  • In Bétera (Spain): It is celebrated on August 15. The contest of the biggest basil is organized there. Some species can reach up to 4 m in height.

The basil according to the ages :

  • Antiquity: the basil is a royal plant
  • Middle Ages: plant used in witchcraft, it is served in tea to pregnant women to facilitate pregnancy and lactation
  • In the 19th century: the plant was synonymous with hatred. Some claimed that insulting its basil plants (Ocimum basilicum) when planting made them more vigorous.

Other uses of basil

The basil is a plant recognized for its medicinal virtues.

It is believed to have the following effects:

  • Stimulants
  • Antiviral and vermifuges: it is used against stomach aches
  • Antidiarrheal

It is also beneficial to fight against :

  • Coughs
  • Angina
  • Bronchitis
  • Rheumatism
  • Lung infections

Did you know? it takes 10 kg of basil to produce 10 ml ofessential oil of basil. It is used for its soothing and anti-infectious properties.

How to use basil in cooking?

The freeze-dried Egyptian basil that I propose to you has excellent gustatory qualities and an exceptional perfume. It will enhance your sauces, your salads and your vegetables in the plancha. The freeze-dried basil is used a lot in the Mediterranean cooking where it often accompanies tomatoes, eggplants, mozzarella... It is also one of the essential elements of the best recipes of pesto (Italy) or of Pistou (France) to which it brings all its perfume.


Our recipe ideas with basil

To help you take full advantage of the flavors of our freeze-dried basil (Ocimum basilicum), we offer you, in addition to our recipes on the blog, this 3-course menu where basil plays an important role.

The starter: Basil and tomato puff pastry

In this recipe, the basil combines wonderfully with the tomatoes. Pine nuts can be added for consistency. The tomatoes will be cut into pieces. Sprinkle your puff pastry with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic powder and freeze-dried basil and add your tomatoes and pine nuts that you have previously crushed. A tasty and quick basil starter that goes well with a small arugula salad.

The dish : Eggplant gratin with basil

A classic of Mediterranean cuisine! The sweet taste of eggplant is enhanced by the fragrance of basil. Slice your eggplants lengthwise, sprinkle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with dried basil. Repeat the operation on several layers and finish by adding parmesan. A vegetarian dish with succulent basil that can be used as a side dish for your meats and fish.

Dessert: Basil-flavoured apricot muffins

A simple muffin recipe that makes a nice change from chocolate marrows! Add small pieces of apricot and a pinch of basil to your muffin batter. Excellent eaten warm, these apricot muffins will delight young and old. They can be eaten alone with a coffee, Italian of course! In the summer, it is accompanied by a ball of basil sorbet to bring a little freshness.


How to store basil?

We advise you to keep your freeze-dried basil in an airtight jar and away from light. It will thus preserve all its gustatory properties and all its aromas. Do you have fresh basil leaves to preserve? Wash them, dry them and put them in a freezer bag in the freezer.

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Evelyne G. published the 04/10/2022 following an order made on 22/09/2022

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Bien

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tres bon produit

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Marie-therese L. published the 15/08/2022 following an order made on 28/07/2022

5/5

J'ai goûté dans mes salades de tomates et il est très bon. Je vais le garder pour l'hiver.

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Marie-therese L. published the 23/07/2022 following an order made on 08/07/2022

5/5

Super pour mettre dans la sauce tomate et autre.

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Excellent, parfume parfaitement les préparations

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