Profile: Ocimum basilicum leaves have a spicy, anise-like scent and taste. The leaf is the most widely utilized part, but the blooms are also delicious. Basil leaves can be used in fresh salads, pesto, and baked goods.
Basil grows well in full sun and mild temperatures. Plant in rich, well-draining soil for 18 inch plants that provide multiple yields in a season. Basil is normally planted outside in the summer but can be potted indoors all year.
You can either start seeds indoors three to four weeks before the last frost date or outside after the weather reaches 60°. Plant seeds and seedlings at least 10-12 inches apart to allow for growth. Keep the soil moist where planted and remove blossom heads to encourage leaf sprouting.
|Shelf Life:||2 Years.|
|Basic Prep:||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary.|
|Ways To Use:||To use basil seeds for weight loss, soak one/two tablespoons in a cup of warm water for fifteen minutes and consume immediately. These seeds can also be sprinkled on salads and soups, or mixed with lemonade or green tea.|
|Country of Origin:||Egypt.|
|Handling / Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Allergen Information:||None Specified.|
|Dietary Preferences:||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO.|