Explore Basil, our spice of the month, and see how it can elevate your culinary creations.


Basil offers a fresh, peppery aroma with hints of sweet anise. Its vibrant fragrance is a staple in Italian cuisine and adds a refreshing touch to dishes.


Fresh basil leaves are bright green and slightly curved, while dried basil appears as a dark green, finely ground powder.

Health Benefits

Basil is rich in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, and contains essential oils that have been shown to have antimicrobial properties.


Basil is versatile in the kitchen. Use it in sauces, salads, and as a garnish for pizzas and pastas. It's also a key ingredient in pesto.

Types of Basil

Sweet basil is the most common variety, known for its clove-like flavor. Thai basil has a spicier taste and is common in Asian cuisine. Lemon basil, with its citrusy notes, is excellent in salads and fish dishes.

Spice Origin

Sweet Basil:

Commonly known simply as basil, originates from central Africa and Southeast Asia.

Lemon Basil:

Is a hybrid between basil (Ocimum basilicum) and American basil (Ocimum americanum) is mainly cultivated in northeastern Africa and southern Asia for its distinct lemon fragrance.

Thai Basil:

On the other hand, is closely linked with Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand.

Harris Spice is your partner in utilizing the potential of basil for your business. Our experienced R&D team creates custom spice blends to meet your unique needs. Contact us to see how we can help your business!