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Basil, Food FAQs

Do you chop basil for sauce?

In this blog, we will find out if you can chop basil for sauce, and some tips on how to use basil in your cooking. Do you chop basil for sauce? Yes, chopping basil for sauce is generally a good idea. Whether you’re making homemade sauce or using a store-bought one, freshly chopped basil can […]

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Can you eat dried basil without cooking it?

In this short article, we will answer the question, “ Can you eat dried basil without cooking it?”, along with more information about basil, such as dishes to make using it, and its health benefits.  Can you eat dried basil without cooking it? Yes, you can eat dried basil without cooking it, as it is […]

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Can you eat basil seeds without soaking

In this brief guide we will answer the query “can you eat basil seed without soaking?”. We will also discuss some benefits these seeds have for your health.  Can you eat basil seeds without soaking them? Yes, you can eat basil seeds without soaking them but it is not easy to chew them, so this […]

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Can you add fresh basil to spaghetti sauce?

In this article we will answer the question: “Can you add fresh basil to spaghetti sauce?” and discuss whether you can add fresh basil to spaghetti sauce.   Can you add fresh basil to spaghetti sauce? Yes, you definitely can and should add fresh basil to spaghetti sauce. On busy weeknights, jarred spaghetti or pasta sauce […]

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Can I freeze fresh basil?

In this brief article, we will answer the question “Can you freeze fresh Basil?”. We will also take a look at methods of freezing, changes that occur while freezing and how to defrost the fresh basil.  Can I freeze fresh basil? Yes, you can freeze fresh basil easily. In case you accidently bought extra basil […]

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What are 3 ways to preserve basil

In this brief guide, we will discuss, “What are 3 ways to preserve basil?”, and look at the benefits and implications of each method. We will also look at the shelf-life of basil when it is preserved from each method. What are 3 ways to preserve basil? Here are 3 ways to preserve basil. Immersing […]

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How to counteract too much basil?

In this brief guide, we will answer the question, “How to counteract too much basil?”. We will further elaborate on the different approaches that will help you counteract too much basil in food. How to counteract too much basil? Basil is a herb that can go well in different recipes. It can enhance the taste […]

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Can you freeze Thai basil?

In this article, we will answer the question “Can you freeze Thai basil?”, and how to freeze Thai basil? Can you freeze Thai basil? Yes, you can freeze Thai basil. Frozen Thai basil lasts up to 126 months (1). More on the freezing techniques of theThai basil in the article below. Herbs and fresh vegetables […]

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Can you eat basil stems?

In this brief guide, we will answer the query, “Can you eat basil stems?” and will discuss common mistakes while using basil in recipes. Can you eat basil stems? Yes, you can eat basil. You may use the finely chopped or tossed green stems of any herb (such as basil, parsley, or cilantro) like a […]

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How to preserve basil

In this brief article, we will answer ‘’How to preserve basil’’. This article will also discuss the uses of preserved basil and their shelf life.  How to preserve basil? Basil can be preserved by making a basil puree, freezing the basil leaves or by drying them. These simple methods increase the shelf life of fresh […]