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Basil is a low growing herb and can be bright green or red depending on the variety. Basil has a strong, complex flavour slightly sweet, peppery with a hint of freshness. Basil has a great aromatic scent. Besides the green basil, Nature's Pride also has red basil and Thai basil.
The ideal teperature of Basil

Storage advice

Basil is kept refrigerated in storage and during transport. The ideal temperature during transport is between 8 and 12 degrees Celsius. At home the basil needs to be kept at room temperature.
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Varieties

Green basil

Green basil has soft oval shape leaves which have a bright green colour. They have the most recognisable flavour and is also known as 'ordinary' basil.

Red basil

Red basil has soft oval shaped leaves with pointy tips. They are dark red to purple and have compared to ''ordinary'' basil a slightly more aniseed flavour.

Thai basil

Thai basil has large oval shaped leaves with pointy tips. The aroma of this variety is very strong. In regards to the ''ordinary'' basil, the Thai basil is a little bit sweeter.

Origin Nature's Pride Basil

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Growing and harvesting

Growing basil begins by sowing basil seed. Basil grow by giving them the right nutrients (water), heat and plenty of sunlight. It usually takes 3 to 6 weeks before a seed has grown into a plant, but it may take three months. The herbs are harvested with machetes once the product has the correct length. Subsequently, the herbs are placed in plastic crates and transported to the packaging area. Here, the herbs are cooled back down. After re-cooling the product quality is assessed and the chives are graded by length. The herbs are then bunched according to the customer's requirement, in bunches of 10 grams, for example. Finally, the bunches are packed in boxes, chilled and transported to Nature's Pride.
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