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Certified: Kosher

Dry basil has a subtle peppery flavor but, when it's cooked, the initial flavor gives way to a sweeter note. Egyptian dry basil leaves are prominently featured in many cuisines around the world including Italian, Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian.

Our Egyptian dry basil is just basil, that's all. No artificial ingredients or preservatives are included because we believe that dry basil is best in its purest form.

Dry basil is a great addition to any sauce, stew, and salad. It's even delicious when sprinkled on cheese. Dry basil's flavor profile really comes out in recipes with long cooking times as in a marinara sauce, where the sustained simmer brings out its mild sweetness. With so many options, let your imagination lead you to new uses for this herb!

Historical References

The first written evidence of basil's existence is 4,000 years old, originating from Egypt. The herb's name means "king" in Greek. Basil gained its royal name because it was considered a sacred herb in its native India and was often planted in temples because it was considered a protector.

Health Tips

1. Dry basil leaves are a great source of iron. One serving contains 26% of the daily recommended dose. Iron is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout the blood in the body.
2. Basil contains the flavonoids orietin and vicenin, plant pigments that shield cell structures from oxygen and radiation damage.
3. Basil contains eugenol, an oil that has anti-inflammatory effects, which may help individuals with arthritis and other inflammatory problems.

Customer Reviews

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“Excellent doing business with you. Your email said it was here so I went outside and Lo-and-Behold, there is was. You will be hearing from me again very soon.

Thank you.”

, Littleton, CO July 11, 2014

“In the boring and serious world of product purchasing you guys definitley have an awesome sense of humor. Oh and your product is great and perfectly priced.
Thank You,
Chris - MGR”

, Brooklyn, New York June 28, 2013

“second order just as good as the first (actually the word is fantastic). excellent quality,super fast shipping and crazy packaging. love it. you know I'll be back!”

, little egg harbor, new jersey March 24, 2013

“OMG!! The nuts are amazing, I ordered a variety of things candied Pecans Honey Roasted Cashews, Malted Milk Balls, Cheddar Sesame Sticks, Basil, Pecan Bowlby Bits, Honey Sesame Sticks and Sesame Sticks (No Salt). I love everything I received I don't have a favorite yet. The nuts are so good, the basil is awesome! I can't wait until I can order more items to try. You can't beat the price...and the box all my goodies came in was just amazing what what a great idea they had!!! Thank you for your products I really appreciate you all!!! :-)”

, Magalia, CA March 23, 2013

“Y'all are NUTS...and I love it. The chocolate covered cashews are the bomb. I did have to share them and that was a bummer. But my old man is crazy about them. The fresh cinnamon from Ceylon was great in the shake I made with the Spirulina and basil I bought for y'all .Everything smells so fresh and there is a lot of it. Thanx again- you Nut cases -keep up the good work... I will be ordering again soon..”

, Mesquite, Texas January 10, 2013

“I'm the Chef/Owner of Mascotte Meat Market. We produce sausage on a daily basis. Basil, Fennel and the rest of the spices you shipped, were perfect in quality and price.

Congratulations for keeping the World Healthy!!!

, Mascotte, FL May 28, 2008

“Amazing! When I opened the bag, the scent was reminiscent of fresh-picked basil. As a bonus, the durable, sun-proof and dark colored, Ziploc bag the basil came in will keep it fresh for a long, long time.”

, Leeton, MO August 22, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 70
Calories From Fat 9
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 11g 45%
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 53% Calcium 59%
Vitamin C 29% Iron 65%



Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.


Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Refrigeration is not needed.

Country of Origin: Egypt

ID: 7091

From our family to yours, since 1929

Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

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