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Micro Italian Basil
Inventory, 4 oz : 47.00
This item was last sold on : 10/22/17
Micro Italian Basil has 2 to 4 bright green leaves that sprout from pale lime green stems. The first set of leaves to open, or the cotyledons, have a rounded spade-shape while the latter pair are more oval and resemble a tiny version of mature basil. The plants range from 3 to 5 centimeters in height and are entirely edible, stem and all. Italian basil is the preferred variety for making classic pesto sauce, and this micro green offers a milder and sweeter version of that balance between citrus, pepper and mild anise finish.
Micro Italian Basil is available year-round.
Italian basil is probably the most commonly grown variety of the almost 150 different cultivars of basil within the Ocimum basilicum species. Micro Italian Basil, also commonly referred to as a Sweet or Genovese type basil, is harvested within just a few weeks of sowing and is prized for its pungent yet classic sweet and spicy flavor. A 2012 scientific study of the nutrients found in microgreens discovered that the cotyledon leaves, or the first leaves to emerge from a seedling, had anywhere between 4 to 40 times higher the concentration of nutrients than their mature counterparts.
Micro Italian Basil is a great source of vitamins A, C and K, calcium, iron, folate, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Much like mature basil, Micro Italian Basil works well with many classic pairings including tomatoes, garlic, onion, corn, and mozzarella cheese. The mild and sweet characteristics of Micro Italian Basil make it ideal for incorporating into sweet applications; pairing well with blueberries, strawberries, apricot, pineapple, nectarines, peaches, watermelon, vanilla, lemon verbena, coconut, honey, ginger, cinnamon, white chocolate, and even fruity cocktails like mojitos, gimlets or martinis. Like most microgreens, Micro Italian Basil is intended for raw preparations, specifically as a garnish, as the delicate leaves will wilt if exposed to prolonged heat. They should be refrigerated in a sealed container and added only at the very final stage of finishing a dish.
Microgreens have come to be a favorite edible garnish for most restaurant chefs in fine dining restaurants because of its ease of use and how quickly it allows them to complement the main flavors of a dish while enhancing the visual experience. Micro Italian Basil is popular in Italian and Thai cuisine but has spread to other cultures as well as an increased use in craft cocktails.
Micro Italian Basil became popular in fine dining restaurants in the 1990s. The plants thrive in heat and require plenty of sunlight to grow. Usually cultivated in greenhouses, basil needs good ventilation and too much humidity can kill the plant. Micro Italian Basil is cut right above the soil when it has reached a height of approximately 5 centimeters.
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