Petite Basil Mix™
Inventory, 4 oz : 0
This item was last sold on : 06/30/21
Petite® Basil Mix™ consists of small leaves, measuring approximately 5 to 7 centimeters in length, connected to slender stems, and the leaves range from flat and broad, oval, lanceolate, to a rounded spade shape. The leaves also vary in color from green to dark purple, sometimes displaying prominent veining across the surface. Petite® Basil Mix™ has a soft, crisp, succulent, and tender consistency. Within the mix, each Petite® Green has a distinct flavor, exuding notes of citrus, anise, cloves, camphor, pepper, and cinnamon. In combination, the mix provides a delicate blend of herbaceous flavors with sweet, savory, slightly nutty, earthy, and licorice-forward undertones.
Petite® Basil Mix™ is available year-round.
Petite® Basil Mix™ contains seven to eight of the more than 60 varieties of basil available. Basil is botanically known as Ocimum basilicum and by the common name St. Joseph's Wort.
Petite® Basil Mix™ offers a high amount of vitamin A and is an excellent source of iron. Basil also contains a high amount of flavonoids, which are compounds that are known to protect the body's cells from damage.
Petite® Basil Mix™ pairs well with a variety of culinary applications. This mix can be used on top of freshly sliced tomatoes with Burrata cheese or as a garnish for tomato-based sauces and dishes. Petite™ Basil mix can be used to dress up salads, grilled seafood or red meats.
The word basil is derived from the Greek word meaning "royal." This herb was named this, because it was so highly regarded and thought to be sacred. In India, the basil herb was even used in the court system, in which people would swear their oaths upon.
Basil is a member of the large Mint family and is native to India. This plant has been used for thousands of years by many ancient civilizations. In particular, the Egyptians used this herb in their embalming practices, while the Greeks used the herb in their baths as well as medicinally.