The whole, good quality stem & leaves of the basil have been sterilised, dried, cut and rubbed.
Full of flavour and aromas that is ready to be added to stews, pasta sauces or soups straight from the pantry. Great way to add freshness to your dish when you don't have fresh basil on hand. With their vibrant green color and rich, earthy flavor, our Basil Flakes are a must-have for any kitchen.
Can be mixed with other herbs and spices to make a meat rub or pesto paste.
Use in any of your favourite Italian dishes, in salad dressings or as seasoning on chicken or other meats.
Sometimes fresh is best when using basil and dried basil is best used in cooking. Fresh basil is best for things such as pesto, salad or brushcetta topping.
If you find it necessary to replace fresh basil with dried, you should only use 2/3 of the amount called for in the recipe. If your recipe asks for 3 Tablespoons of fresh basil leaves, 2 Tablespoons of dried basil should be enough.
As dried basil will generally be used in food that is to be cooked this process will be enough to rehydrate it. After adding dried basil to your dish leave for at about 5 minutes to let the flavours infuse throughout the dish.