Basil

Basil, Food FAQs

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 6 months. More on the freezing techniques of theThai basil in the article below. How to freeze Thai basil? […]

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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 […]

Basil, Food FAQs

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 […]

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Can you eat basil leaves?

In this article, we will answer the question “Can you eat basil leaves?”. Moreover, we will discuss the types of basil, the health benefits of basil leaves along with the introduction of basil. We will also talk about the medical and household use of basil and basil leaves. Can you eat basil leaves? Yes, you […]

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How to know if basil is spoiled? (6 easy ways)

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question “How to know if the basil is spoiled”, discuss the different methods of identifying the spoiled basil and the potential side effects of eating spoiled basil. How to know if basil is spoiled? Mostly spoiled basils turn into golden brown or in black color. […]

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Are bay leaves basil? (+5 substitutes)

In this brief guide, we are going to answer “are bay leaves basil?” and we will discuss what is the difference between bay leaves and basil, can you substitute basil leaves for bay leaves, what is the best substitute for bay leaves, and can you cook with fresh bay leaves. Are bay leaves basil? No, […]

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How much dried basil equals fresh? (+5 things)

In this article, we will answer the question “How much dried basil equals fresh?”, and how to cook with basil? How much dried basil equals fresh? Every two teaspoons of finely chopped fresh basil are equal to 1 teaspoon of the dried basil. Dried herbs are required in smaller amounts because they contain 70-80% less […]