This African Blue Basil is organically grown with soil made from the manure of the cows on Full Circle Farm. It has a mellow camphor (or clove-like) taste and has a fragrant, spicy smell. It is a delicate herb with a wide variety of applications and pairs well with food in almost any category, be it meat, poultry, seafood, fruit, or vegetables. Basil tastes best when added at the end of cooking, as heat alters the flavor.
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All basil varieties are best stored wrapped in paper towels, placed in a zip top bag, and kept in the warmest part of your refrigerator (frequently near the light).
For long term storage of basil, freeze whole leaves individually then place them in an air-tight container in the freezer. Freezing will likely make the basil go limp and damage its color, but should preserve its flavor.
Up to one week fresh, several months frozen.