Basil is an aromatic plant that is essential in Mediterranean cuisine. Enhance your southern recipes with our freeze-dried basil. Its strong 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.
Food pairing: tomatoes, fresh cheeses, apricots, strawberries, eggplants, courgettes, pesto, pistou..
Packaging : 40g resealable bag - aroma preservation.
Origin - Plantations : Nile Delta, Alexandria region - Egypt
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Availability date: 10/31/2019
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a herbaceous aromatic plant of the lamiaceae family. It is used as a condiment. It is also known as common basil or royal herb
The basil plan is 20 to 60 cm high. It has large lanceolate oval leaves that can reach 4 cm. The oldest plants can reach a height of up to 1 m if they are stored under heat or planted in regions with a warm climate.
The colour of the basil leaves differs according to the variety. The leaves can be light green, dark green or purple. During its flowering, basil is covered with small, white bilabiated flowers. It gives off a lot of perfume and its cultivation requires arid land and moderate exposure to the sun.
Tip: Are your basil plants dry? A little water is enough for them to regain their full strength
Growing basil is relatively simple. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a plant that requires a warm and sunny climate to develop well. However, it is also cultivated indoors.
Common basil is an annual plant. Asian varieties, on the other hand, are grown in hot and humid climates and are considered as perennial plants.
Basil is sown in early spring in warm countries. In countries with a temperate climate, it is advisable to sow in a greenhouse or in a pot at a temperature of 20°C. Its water needs are moderate.
Basil is harvested in summer. It gives the most leaves in July and August. Be careful not to let the sun's rays burn its leaves.
Tip: Do you want to collect basil seeds to replant next year? In this case, wait until mid-autumn and let your aromatic plants bloom. Collect the seeds once the flowers are fully formed and mature.
Basil is an aromatic plant that fears full sunlight. In the open, it can be planted next to solanaceous plants such as tomatoes and peppers.
Tip: To get as many leaves as possible on your basil plan, I advise you to avoid letting it 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 sublimate all your Mediterranean recipes to perfection. Dried basil can be kept for a long time while retaining its aromatic qualities
There are different varieties of basil:
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is an aromatic plant that, depending on the species, comes from Central Africa and South Asia. This millennial plant arrived in Egypt at least 4,000 years ago. This is where it was imported into Europe in the 2nd century. First arrived in Rome, his culture later spread throughout Southern Europe. It was not until the 14th century that he passed the test.
In addition to its use in cooking, basil has always been a sought-after plant to ward off bad spells or express unfriendly feelings.
Here are different uses according to certain customs:
Basil by age:
Basil is a plant known for its medicinal properties.
It is attributed effects:
It is also beneficial to fight against:
Did you know that? It takes 10 kg of basil to produce 10 ml of essential basil oil. It is used for its soothing and anti-infectious properties
The freeze-dried Egyptian basil I offer you has excellent taste qualities and an exceptional fragrance. It will enhance your sauces, salads and plancha vegetables. Freeze-dried basil is used extensively in Mediterranean cuisine, where it often accompanies tomatoes, eggplants, mozzarella, etc. It is also one of the essential ingredients in the best pesto (Italy) or Pistou (France) recipes, to which it adds its full flavour
To help you fully enjoy the flavours 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.
In this recipe, basil goes perfectly with tomatoes. To provide some consistency, it is possible to add pine nuts. 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 to prepare basil starter with a small arugula salad
A classic Mediterranean cuisine! The sweet taste of eggplant is enhanced by the aroma of basil. Slice your aubergines 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 cheese. A vegetarian dish with succulent basil that can be used as a side dish for your meat and fish
A simple muffin recipe that changes from chocolate softness to chocolate! Add small pieces of apricot and a pinch of basil to your soft dough. Excellent eaten warm, these sweet apricot sweets will delight children and adults alike. They can be enjoyed alone with coffee, Italian, of course! In summer, it is served with a ball of basil sorbet to bring a little freshness
We advise you to keep your freeze-dried basil in an airtight container and away from light. It will thus retain all its gustatory properties and aromas. Do you have fresh basil leaves to keep? Wash them, dry them and place them in a freezer bag in the freezer.