Available all year round, Sunny heRBs basil is a part of our range of high-quality, intensely flavoured herbs exclusively “made in Albenga”.
Sunny heRBs is an RB Plant owned brand offering a range of herbs. Thanks to weekly laboratory analysis, they are guaranteed to be compliant with EEC residue regulations.
In this article, you will find out more about basil, the king of the vegetable garden.
Find out here!
Sunny heRBs basil, an intensely flavoured and scented plant, one of the many in our range of high-quality herbs, guaranteed by stringent internal procedures and weekly laboratory analysis.
The king of the summer and one the most widely used herbs in the kitchen, our Sunny heRBs basil grown in Albenga in Liguria, is available all year round.
Originating in India, basil is present in vegetable gardens throughout the Mediterranean.
The name basil derives from the Greek word “basilikon phyton” meaning regal and majestic plant and even in ancient times basil had a wide range of culinary and medicinal applications.
Sunny heRBs basil: culinary use
Basil is famously used in the preparation of Genoese Pesto, crushed together with extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese in the typically Ligurian fresh sauce that is known and appreciated world-wide for its unique flavour.
Fresh basil is a vital ingredient in tomato sauce and as an addition to seasonal vegetables, soups and creams.
Basil is particularly sublime with tomatoes and is a welcome extra with potatoes or aubergines and a whole range of both traditional and creative dishes.
Sunny heRBs basil: growing tips
Basil should ideally be grown in a vegetable patch or in a pot; a small “herb garden” would be perfect, growing together with other herbs from our special Sunny heRBs range.
Growing basil is really easy: simply transplant the plant into pot or the vegetable patch.
Basil loves a sunny position and requires frequent watering, especially in summer. Care should be taken however not to leave excess water in the saucer as this could cause the roots to rot and ruin this highly perfumed plant.
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