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Basil

Uniqueness

Smells a little peppery with a touch of anise & clove.Long arched leavesSweet basil is the most common.Originally from south Asia.Proudly grown in Ireland

Adds Wonderful Flavour

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Lamb
  • Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella
  • Sauces
  • Aubergines
  • Soups
  • Casserole
  • Pasta
  • Berries
  • Orange

Fresh Potted Basil

Keeps you Fresh & Healthy

  • 1

    Contains antioxidantsVitamin A

  • 2

    Acts as anti-InflammatoryVitamin K

  • 3

    Inhibits moods swingsVitamin C

  • 4

    Boosts the brain production of dopamine & serotoninIron

  • 5

    Improves digestionMagnesium

Wreaths of basil leaves were found in Egyptian burial chambers.

Mexican countryside people wear basil in their pocket to attract money.

Chases flies away & mosquitoes do not like it. You can rub the leaves in your skin to keep mosquitoes at bay.

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Tny tips & secretsfor cooking with basil

Unless a recipe specifies otherwise, it means sweet basil when it calls for basil.

You only need to remove twiggy, wiry or woody parts of herbs.
It’s OK to chop up soft stems.

Combining the flavours of thyme and lemon is ideal for fish and other light meats.

To harvest, pinch back the stems to just above new side shoots, this will allow lower shoots to regrow.