The name "basil" is derived from the old Greek word basilikohn, which means "royal," reflecting that ancient culture's attitudes towards an herb that they held to be very noble and sacred. The tradition of reverence of basil has continued in other cultures. In India, basil was cherished as an icon of hospitality, while in Italy, it was a symbol of love.There are more than 60 varieties of basil, all of which differ somewhat in appearance and taste.The scientific name for basil is Ocimum basilicum.
Oregano is known botanically as Origanum vulgare and is called wild marjoram in many parts of Europe since it is closely related to the herb that we know as sweet marjoram. Its name is derived from the Greek words oros (mountain) and ganos (joy) since not only was it a symbol of happiness, but it made the hillsides on which it grew look beautiful. Oregano also emerged from our food ranking system as a bountiful source of many nutrients. It qualified as a natural source of vitamin K, manganese,iron and calcium.
Although rosemary is native to the Mediterranean, it now grows throughout much of the temperate regions in Europe and America. Rosemary has been a prized seasoning and natural medicine for millennia. Part of rosemary's popularity came from the widespread belief that rosemary nourishes and supports a healthy brain, a quality for which it is still traditionally used. Recently, as modern research focuses on the beneficial active components in rosemary, our appreciation for this herb's therapeutic as well as culinary value has been renewed.
Ingredients: Organic Basil, Organic Oregano, and Organic Rosemary.
Suggested Use: Add a dash to pasta dishes, sauces, salads, eggs, pizza, vegetables and tofu.
Origin: Harvested and blended in USA. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients.