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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15 April 2024 by 
wilted same day

The basil hadnt even made it to the fridge before wilting. Had this issue before. Wont be repurchasing.

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13 April 2024 by 
Mmm, a bag of rotting basil, thanks Ocado!

It'd be 1 star for the rotten basil anyway, which went straight in the bin. If possible I'd deduct another 10 stars for the fact that it was bagged UNDERNEATH a multi-pack of Diet Coke cans! In the same order I had a double-bagged Pieminster pie, sitting there feeling lonely, and another bag containing a single bunch of parsley. You'd think the basil could've gone in one of those, but nooooo, Ocado knows better. Under the cans it goes! Let's get it nice and squished for our valued customers!

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03 April 2024 by 

Not good, straight into the compost.

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21 March 2024 by 
Always good, picked fresh

Weekly buy in our house for numerous dishes and Ive always found it to arrive fresh!

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14 March 2024 by 

Great pack of basil, really fresh when arrived and stayed fresh for a number of days so used it for 2 dishes

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06 March 2024 by 
Arrived fresh

This was great. It arrived fresh, really strong smelling and lasted a good 3 or 4 days in the fridge before I used it.

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