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Ocimum Basilicum, otherwise known as the king of herbs, is used in a multitude of cuisines. Our basil is grown in greenhouses to ensure year-round production of the finest quality herbs. Get in touch with us to find out more about the different specs, sizes and packs that we offer.
The Mentha, or Mint family, refers to approximately 20 different plant species, including peppermint and spearmint. Found in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and North America, Mint leaves are a tender herb with gentle stems that are best used raw. They are a fantastic way to add flavour to a dish or drink without using excessive amounts of sugar or sodium. The species are especially famous for having one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any food.
Coriandrum sativum, known commonly as Coriander, Cilantro, or Chinese Parsley, is an annual herb from the Apiaceae family. A soft plant that grows to 50 cm (20 in) in height, Coriander is native to regions spanning from Southern Europe and Northern Africa through Southwestern Asia. The whole of the plant is edible, yet the most commonly used parts are its fresh leaves and dried seeds. Coriander may be beneficial in treating digestion problems including upset stomach and loss of appetite.
Artemisia dracunculus, or Tarragon, is an aromatic perennial herb belonging to the sunflower family. It grows wildly across much of Eurasia and North America, and is characterized by slender branch stems and long, glossy-green leaves. Tarragon is known for being one of the four fine herbs of French cooking. Medicinally, it is used to treat digestion problems and tooth aches, and to promote sleep. It is also commonly used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.
Thyme is an aromatic perennial evergreen herb belonging to the Thymus genus of the Mint family. It is characterized by woody stems and paired leaves or flower clusters. Thyme is known to have been used for embalming in Ancient Egypt, as incense in Ancient Greece, and is believed to have been spread throughout Europe by the Romans who used the herb as a purifier. It may be used fresh, dried, or as an essential oil, and is believed to have antifungal, antibacterial, insecticidal properties.
Rosmarinus officinalis, or Rosemary, is a woody evergreen perennial herb belonging to the Mint family. Native to the Mediterranean region, it is recognized by its aromatic needle-like leaves and its white, pink, purple, or blue flowers. Rosemary has a bitter, astringent taste, and is commonly used in Mediterranean cuisine. Traditionally, it was used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, and boost the immune and circulatory systems.
Anethum graveolens, or Dill, is an annual herb belonging to the Apiaceae family. The herb is widely grown throughout Eurasia, often reaching up to 3 ft in height, and is characterized by feathery leaves and flowers ranging from subtle whites to yellow hues. Its leaves, seeds and flowers are used to add flavor to food, especially in European, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Medicinally, it is believed to help reduce depression and to lower blood pressure.
Salvia officinalis, or Sage, is a perennial, evergreen subshrub belonging to the Mint family. Though native to the Mediterranean region, the plant has naturalized in many places throughout the world. It can be identified by its woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue or purplish flowers. In cuisine it is known for its savory and slightly peppery flavour. Medicinally, it may be used to treat digestive problems and is believed to have a positive effect on human brain function.It is also commonly made into an essential oil, or dried and burned for its purifying qualities.
Origanum vulgare, commonly known as Oregano, or in some cases as Wild Marjoram, is a perennial flowering herb belonging to the Mint family. It is native to temperate Western and Southwestern Eurasia as well as the Mediterranean region, and is characterized by purple flowers and spade-shaped, olive-green leaves. For cooking, it is especially used in Greek and Italian cuisines. Oregano is also believed to contain potent antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
Rumex acetosa, or Sorrel, is a perennial herb belonging to the Polygonaceae family. It is native to grasslands habitats throughout Europe and in parts of Central Asia. It also exists as an introduced species in parts of North America. Sorrel is a slender herbaceous plant that has juicy stems and arrow shaped leaves, which have a sour taste when raw and are typically puréed in soups and sauces or added to salads. Sorrel is known to aid in digestion and regulate blood pressure.
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