About the product
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 3 km to reach our warehouse.
Organic , Vegan/Dairy Free
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
Reclaim Urban Farm Inc
Reclaim Urban Farm is a multi-locational urban microfarm located near Whyte Avenue in the heart of Edmonton, Alberta. They reclaim back and front yards, empty lots, and gardens in the neighbourhoods of Garneau, Old Strathcona, King Edward Park, and Bonnie Doon, repurposing them to grow food. In exchange for land, they offer a weekly box of fresh produce to the landowner who can choose to have the box delivered to their home by bike or have it donated to a local charity on their behalf. Reclaim also grows various microgreen varieties on site at the SPUD edmonton location.