WARNING: Steenbergs Ltd has become aware that an identity fraudster is falsely using the Steenbergs name and head office address to offer employment and business opportunities to unsuspecting people and businesses. The fraud originates in Nigeria and is in no manner connected to Steenbergs Ltd. There is no Garry Walker or pharmaceuticals or similar business at 6 Hallikeld Close. If you are in the UK, notify Action Fraud at 0300 123 2040.

Browse our products

Free delivery on all UK orders over £24.99

Shop in confidence

Basil Organic - Baby Bulk Resealable Pouch

Description Price Quantity
Organic Basil Dried 75g £3.25
Organic Basil Dried 200g £5.75

Flavours:Herby

Cuisine:European


Contents:Organic
, Vegan
, Sugar free
, Salt free


Basil Organic - Baby Bulk Resealable Pouch

View larger Image

Steenbergs Organic Basil is the perfect herb for pasta, tomato sauce and chicken and has a dark green colour. The flavour of organic basil is almost addictive and there is little that organic basil cannot improve.  The drying process does remove some of the top notes and creates a more allspice and clove taste, so for many recipes the fresh herb really is the best choice.


Known as tomato's best friend, add Steenbergs organic basil to salads, soups (try Steenbergs Asparagus And Pink Peppercorn Soup), fish and vegetables, especially aubergines, courgettes or squash; it is also wonderful on meat and poultry, or within patés.  Add organic basil at the end of cooking for the strongest flavour, sprinkled over a freshly made pizza or over parsnips roasted slowly.  For more inspiration and recipes created using basil, try BBC or Delia Online.

The most popular variety of basil for cooking is the succulent, large leaved variety, Ocimum basilicum which hails from Genoa in Northern Italy.  These sweet basil plants are annual herbs that thrive in the summer heat, then die off with the first sign of winter - perhaps this is why basil seems to evoke warm summer days and works best with food that is summery in nature, especially tomatoes.  Sweet basil plants grow to about 50cm high (20 inches).  Their stems are tough and square, while their leaves are dark-green and oval-shaped, ranging in size from 30mm (1 inch) to 100mm (4 inches)in length.  While the aroma of basil leaves is really strong and refreshing, with hints of clove and anise, the taste is much less pervasive than that and can be used in large quantities.

Dried sweet basil are very different from the fresh leaves.  The fresh and fragrant top notes that are so distinctive in the fresh leaves disappear, while the volatile oils concentrate in the plant cells to increase the anise and clove spiciness, plus a pepperminty flavour comes through during longer cooking.


For more information on basil, try Ingredientia or Wikipedia.

Nutritional Info:

Values per 100g:
Energy 233kCal; 976kJ
Protein 23.0g
Carbohydrates 47.8g
Fat 4.1g

Values per 0.7g teaspoon:
Energy 2kCal; 7kJ
Protein 0.2g
Carbohydrates 0.3g
Fat 0.0g

You might also like

Your basket

Top sellers

  1. Organic Ground Cumin 150g Resealable Pouch
  2. Organic Cotton Soft Facial Tissues x 56 tissues
  3. Cinnamon Powder Fairtrade Organic 40g
  4. Cinnamon Ground Powder Organic Spice
  5. Sumac Ground Powder Spice
  6. Organic Turmeric Baby 150g
  7. Organic Oregano Dried Herb 60g Resealable Pouch
  8. Cardamom Ground Organic - 50g
  9. Rose Petals Organic Dried Edible Flowers

Latest from the blog

Niki’s Sweet and Sticky Mushrooms
20 October 2017, 7:59 pmFull recipe from the lovely Niki Bakes – Sticky, sumptuous and oh so sweet, Niki’s shitake and oyster mushroom bowl…... Read more
Niki’s Pumpkin and Dark Chocolate Loaf
13 October 2017, 9:43 amRecipe from lovely Niki Bakes in a autumnal homage to Steenbergs Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix Ombre golden-copper leaves, glossy plum…... Read more
Rice and Spice by Anna Kochan
26 September 2017, 9:19 amEvery now and again you meet someone who inspires you. Anna Kochan is one of those people. I met her…... Read more
Decoration