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Dried Basil, Ocimum basilicum, is an extremely aromatic member of the Lamiaceae, or mint, family. It is closely related to mint, rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, and marjoram. Our bulk Dried Basil is also referred to as dried basil, dried basil leaves, dried sweet basil. This herb has been popularly enjoyed for millennia; cultures that rose along the Mediterranean have used it since at least 2600 BC, in food and in religious ceremonies.
Dried Basil has .5% to 1.1% essential oil, composed primarily of linalool (40%) and methyl chavicol (25%). The strong clove scent of sweet basil is derived from eugenol, the same chemical found in cloves. This explains the sharp, peppery edge that can be present in this otherwise soft and gentle herb.
Dried Basil is aromatic and has notes of pepper, anise, and mint. It is sweet and gentle and a touch savory.
In September of 2019 our Chef/Owner, David Humphrey, started A&H Provisions to help bring a local option for spices to the Atlanta, Georgia area. An option that will give local residents the ability to have a spice merchant help them make the right choices when purchasing their spices. We will source our product so as to provide you with freshest product possible.
Chef David has been in the culinary industry for over 25 years. His first job was at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. After that he was hooked on the industry. He would continue to work with food whether it was in the back or front of house, in positions from entry level to managerial. In 2010, Chef David enrolled in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Chicago and then graduated in March of 2012 with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. He then began working at fine dining restaurants in Chicago, amongst them were, Bistro Bordeaux, Fork and A10. In 2016, He moved to Lawrenceville, Georgia and began working at restaurants there, then eventually switched over to Private Chef work before starting A&H Provisions.
At A&H Provisions, we have the belief that making great food starts with a solid FOUNDATION. Our spices provide that foundation for ultimate FLAVOR, which will give you the greatest tasting FOOD for you and your family.