Rafferty Farms

Local Herbs, Basil

Product code: PR125228LCN
$2.99
for 28 gr portion
Vegan/Dairy Free Vegan/Dairy Free GMO Free GMO Free
About the product
28 gr clamshell Basil should be stored the same way that you would store a plant cutting, with the stem submerged in a jar of water. If you are not using basil the day you receive it, place the jar on your windowsill and not in the fridge. Basil hates the cold; it will turn black and slimy in hours.
This product traveled 38 km to reach our warehouse.
Features: GMO Free , Vegan/Dairy Free
General information
Storage Tip: Basil is best used fresh and loses most of its aromatic properties when dried. It keeps longest when stored at (air-conditioned) room temperature in a perforated plastic bag (optimal temperature is 16C).

Preparation Tip: There's debate about whether tearing basil leaves instead of chopping them helps to prevent browning, but many kitchen experts still advise delicately slicing the leaves to allow the full basil flavour to be released in dishes. This is especially important in raw versus cooked dishes.

Did you know... Basil leaves are used as a digestive aid as well for their antiviral, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Its oils can also be extracted and utilized for their aromatherapy qualities.

Culinary Compatibility: Basil has highly aromatic qualities and flavor profiles; it emits notes of citrus, clove, anise and cinnamon. Pairs well with tomatoes, garlic, onions, corn, pears, mint, strawberry and cow’s milk cheeses. Use on pizzas, in salads, or with pine nuts, pistachios or walnuts to make pesto.

Health Information: Basil contains exceptionally high levels of beta-carotene and vitamin A, and are an excellent source of iron.
About the vendor
Rafferty Farms
Okotoks, AB
Rafferty Farms is a vertical aquaponics farm near Okotoks, AB. It is a soilless, closed-loop, growing concept that utilizes important microorganisms to convert waste from their fish into vital nutrients for the plants, which detoxify the water before it returns to the fish. Their unique system saves fresh water, incorporates sustainable technology, and does not expose your food to synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.

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