Gourmet Garden Basil is a great solution for busy cooks who want fresh basil flavour without the chopping or the waste. Bursting with fresh picked flavour, Gourmet Garden Basil comes in handy tubes and keeps it’s fresh taste for months. Additionally, our basil is now organically grown without the use of artificial pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers.
Fresh basil has an initial subtle peppery flavour. The taste then evolves into a slightly sweet anise flavour.
Studies prove that Basil is a good source of antioxidants and contains more antioxidants per serve than most vegetables and many fruit so adding just a little Basil to your meals can also give your diet an antioxidant boost. Eating some fresh basil leaves is reputed to help with a blocked nose!
Cooking & Food Pairing
To preserve the delicate flavours, it is best to add basil at the very end of the cooking process or stir through fresh dressings and soups.
Sweet Basil is an essential ingredient in Italian and Mediterranean cooking. Sweet basil pairs beautifully with olive oil, oregano, thyme, garlic, onions, tomatoes, chilli, chicken, pasta, eggs, zucchini, capsicum, bell peppers, pizza and green leaf salads.