Also known as 'true' sweet basil, this herb has dark green ovate leaves. It is widely cultivated throughout Europe, round the Mediterranean basin, and in north and south America. The oil is produced by steam distillation of the flowering herb.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Aug - Sept
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors spicy, anise, green, herbal, tarragon
Common Applications herbal, spearmint, pickle, tomato
Appearance Pale yellow to greenish yellow lLiquid
Optical Rotation -15.0 to -2.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4700 - 1.4950
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.893 - 0.923
Flash Point ℃ 75°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.