Dried Basil

Dried Basil
Dried Basil
Dried Basil Dried Basil
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0.9 oz
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Sweet Basil

Dried Basil is an extremely aromatic herb. This sweet basil is a member of the mint family and it has pepper, anise, and minty tones. These aromatic characteristics carry forward into its flavor, giving it both sweet and savory qualities. Dried Basil has .5% to 1.1% essential oil, composed primarily of linalool (40%) and methyl chavicol (25%). The strong clove scent of sweet basil is derived from eugenol, the same chemical found in cloves. When fresh, the moisture content in basil files down the rough edges of the essential oils, giving it a soft and delicate flavor. When basil is dried, the essential oils concentrate, becoming sharper and more present at the front of the palate.

Basil has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. Most people incorrectly believe that basil is indigenous to the Mediterranean, but strong evidence indicates that it's native to Southeast Asia, in the area around Thailand and Vietnam. The Journal of the American Society of Horticultural Science has research showing that the greatest genetic diversity for basil plants is found in Southeast Asia and appears to emanate outward from this region. Basil was readily adopted by cultures along the Mediterranean as ancient Egyptians used it in embalming, beginning circa 2600 BCE. Ancient Greeks thought it symbolized hatred, and Roman Pliny the Elder wrote a treatise in his Naturalis Historia, published in 77 CE, correcting the Greek misconceptions about basil.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Though Dried Basil has a more assertive flavor that fresh and shows more anise-like notes, it is still a delicate herb that goes better with milder meat. It is beautiful on fish, so add to pan-seared cod or make an easy lemon and dried basil marinade for halibut or orange roughy. Blister olives in a hot pan with Dried Basil and a strip of orange peel. Toss over tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil for a summery treat, even if the skies are gray. Sauté with onions for a savory herbal base for your minestrone, and then add more at the end to liven up the flavor.

If your recipe calls for one tablespoon of fresh basil, you can replace that with one teaspoon of dried basil.

Our Dried Basil is imported from Egypt.

This product is certified kosher.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate0.6g0%

Dietary Fiber0.4g2%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.9 out of 5
32 total ratings.

Francine W. (Verified buyer) 05/01/2022
Aroma! Flavor! All 3! So much better than box store brands. Because of how "real" the spice is, I don't need as much in my recipes and my purchase lasts longer Thanks very much.

Kristen S. (Verified buyer) 03/26/2022
Excellent quality and flavor one Excellent quality and flavor one of our go to spices. Bread, spaghetti, soup.

Cordelia M. (Verified buyer) 01/31/2022
Fresh and tasty Fresh and tasty

Stacy E. (Verified buyer) 01/25/2022
Basil Wonderful flavor!

Karl D. (Verified buyer) 11/30/2021
One of the most popular One of the most popular Spices in my place spice rack. I find that's add's amazing flavor to most of the food that I make. I will say this is also much fresher than what you buy at most grocery stores and was amazed at how it smells when I opened the package.

Pam A. (Verified buyer) 11/14/2021
fresh and fast As always, the basil arrived fast and is a great quality. Bright and fresh.

Julia W. (Verified buyer) 08/12/2021
Basil mixes with food from Basil mixes with food from many countries, these dried leaves were perfect with other spices to add what I needed.

William H. (Verified buyer) 05/05/2021
Great! Used in my homemade Great! Used in my homemade tomato sauce. Adds a lot of flavor.

vijaya k. (Verified buyer) 12/22/2020
good quality product good quality product

George S. (Verified buyer) 09/29/2020
Excellent. Excellent.
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