Ocado Basil 30g


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Ocado Basil (Ocimum basilicum).

Basil is best known for its rich, peppery aroma and flavour so is a welcome addition to most meat, poultry and fish dishes. The leaves are a perfect partner to sliced, fresh tomatoes and the stems, which are just as flavoursome, are ideal for whizzing into a homemade pesto.

Basil has been used in Mediterranean and Asian cooking for centuries and was traditionally grown in warmer climates as it's very sensitive to cold conditions, so is often cultivated under glass in Europe.

Top Tip!
Basil contains many flavoursome, volatile oils that disappear if exposed to prolonged heat. To maximise the intense flavour, add the herb (torn, not sliced), at the end of the cooking process.

Basil doesn't like to be chilled as it suffers from blackening leaves. Store in its original packaging or airtight container away from direct sunlight in a kitchen cupboard.
Country of Origin
Country of origin may vary due to seasonality.

Country of origin may vary between Kenya, Morocco and The UK.

Suitable for vegetariansSuitable for vegetarians


Product life guaranteed for 3 days excluding delivery day.


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24 February 2024 by 

Fresh but wish it wasnt in the plastic packaging

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03 February 2024 by 

The Basil arrived slimy. I have asked for a refund.

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20 January 2024 by 
was off within 48 hours

I couldnt use this basil for the lasagna I had planned only on the second night after my delivery. All soggy and crippled while I stored this product in the fridge with the stroke in water

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15 January 2024 by 
Never learn!

I keep trying your Basil in the hope it has improved but sadly not. Very limp, bruised leaves, some already turning black and soggy. Will stick to Waitrose.

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14 December 2023 by 
Almost always black

Not all of the leaves but there is always a handful

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29 October 2023 by 

Very bitter! Had to fish it back out of sandwiches and salad

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