BasilSpice of the Month —
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.
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.
Commonly known simply as basil, originates from central Africa and Southeast Asia.
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.
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!