Basil

Mrs Rogers Eco Basil.

Basil

Basil

Available in 10g ECO Pack

Suggested Uses

    Basil is a herb with spicy overtones of aniseed and is often associated with Italian cooking. It is especially delicious when combined with tomatoes which can be either cooked or in a salad.

    – Basil is an essential ingredient in any tomato based pasta sauce or soup.
    – Basil makes a delicious salad dressing: combine olive oil and lemon juice with garlic and a sprinkling of Basil, add salt and pepper to taste.
    – Potatoes and vegetables are great roasted with olive oil and Basil.
    – Sprinkle Basil and oregano onto pizzas and pasta for an authentic Italian flavour.
    – Sprinkle a mixture of Basil, salt, cumin and coriander onto lamb chops before grilling.
    – Use in stuffing, omelettes and savoury scones.

    The Variety

    There are many varieties of Ocimum basilicum, I have chosen Sweet Basil, most typically associated with Italian cuisine.
    Basil is also called the “king of herbs” and the “royal herb”. The name “basil” comes from Greek βασιλικόν φυτόν (basilikón phutón), “royal/kingly plant”.

    For Your Appreciation

    Basil complements tomatoes, green vegetables, salads, soups, eggs, fish, cheese, lamb, pizza and pasta sauces.

     

    Additional Information

     
    Health Benefits
    • Basil acts as an effective stimulant in cases of collapse.
    • Basil has been used as a remedy for bladder and kidney ailments, to relieve menstrual cramps, and as a remedy for gonorrhoea, catarrh, dysentery, and chronic diarrhoea.
    • Basil has proven strong antibacterial and antispasmodic properties.
    • Sweet basil can be applied to insect stings or venomous bites to draw out poison.
     
    For Your Convenience
    • Mrs Rogers ECO Pack is made with eco-friendly, 100% recycled, unbleached board that is both recyclable and biodegradable. Use to refill your glass Mrs Rogers grinders & shaker, or use straight from the pack. Mrs Rogers ECO Pack features a closable box and the product is kept fresh in an airtight, re-sealable, zip-lock barrier bag that seals in the flavours and aromas so your herbs & spices stay fresher, longer, and do not make a mess of your pantry or drawers.
     
    Available In...
    • 10g ECO Pack