Our premium Egyptian basil is very clean and is among the more costly "coarse broken leaf" variety. It has an excellent flavor and color. Basil is the top selling herb in the US, and when combined with garlic and tomato makes an unbeatable trio. When it comes to using basil for pesto, most people cannot distinguish between this dried basil and the fresh leaf. The greatest perk of using this dried basil is that it will last for many months when stored in a cool, dry cabinet.