Ocimum basilicum • from Egypt

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Regular size = 14 grams (0.49 ounces), approximately 24 tsp (½ cup), the size of a standard spice jar.

Sweet, fragrant, herbaceous, with a hint of vegetal sharpness, basil pairs beautifully with tomato and is a nearly universal ingredient in soups, sauces, and stews. Complements meats and vegetables well, with a clean fresh aroma and pleasant sweet-sharp flavor. One of the most widely-used spices in European cooking, goes well with most other green leaf spices (such as thyme and oregano), making it an important ingredient in blends such as Italian Seasoning and Greek Seasoning.

Protip: you can substitute dry basil for fresh basil in most recipes at a ratio of 1 for 3 — i.e., if the recipe calls for 3 tsp of fresh basil, use 1 tsp of dry basil.  If you want to be extra fussy, soak the basil in cold water for 3-5 minutes before using.


Additional information

Weight 14 g
Dimensions 1 × 2.5 × 4 in

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