Grown in France by a five generation family owned-producer, the herbs are cultivated with a specific focus on aromas. When the herbs are at their freshest, they are naturally infused in organic expeller-pressed high-oleic sunflower oil, giving you endless cooking possibilities from salad dressings to high-heat cooking. Our Basil Infused Oil is infused with fragrant young basil.
Usage: Our Basil Infused Oil is a timeless classic perfect for pesto, tomato mozzarella salad, grilled chicken or fish. It can be also be used as a dipping oil for bread.
Health Benefits: Basil is considered an anti-inflammatory and has anti-oxidant properties.
Heat: High heat
Taste: Fragrant Basil flavor
Looking for a simple way to use up your bounty of ripe, summer tomatoes? Try this easy, deconstructed Caprese salad with delicious whipped ricotta. Our Basil Oil infuses rich, creamy ricotta cheese and makes the perfect carrier for juicy heirloom tomatoes and zucchini. Pair with some crusty bread, a glass of wine and dinner is served!See the Full Recipe »
Strawberries and basil are the perfect summertime combination. Elevate your ordinary ice cream with our Basil Infused Oil in this delightful recipe. Ripe, juicy strawberries blend with an herbaceous kick of basil and sweet cream. Serve with waffle cones and sliced berries.See the Full Recipe »
Extraction Method: Expeller-pressed
Part of the Plant Extract: Seed, herbs
Country of Origin: France/USA
Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus L., Ocimum basilicum
Heat/Smoke Point: Medium-High
Packaging: Tin can to protect from light which preserves the quality and freshness of the oil. Plastic tamper-evident seal and can are BPA-Free.
Organoleptic Appearance: Viscous liquid
Organoleptic Color: Yellow to Green
Organoleptic Aroma: Fresh basil
Organoleptic Taste: Fresh basil
Fatty Acid Composition: C16:0 Palmitic Acid <5%
C16:1 Palmitoleic <1%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 2-7%
C18:1 Oleic Acid 60-80%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid 14-28%
The main characteristics of our stunning infused oils reside in the quality of herbs we are using.
They are all cultivated in France with an extreme attention to their aromas from an experienced and five generation family-owned grower.
From those very fresh herbs, we infuse organic expeller-pressed high-oleic sunflower to allow an easy-to-use oils just as good for salad dressing as high-heat cooking. Usually infused oils are done with olive oil which limits the application to cold or low-medium heat cooking and overwhelms other flavors. La Tourangelle choose organic high-oleic sunflower oil making the cooking possibilities endless.
This oil is suitable for medium-high heat. Smoke point: 500°F.
However, the flavor will evaporate when heated.
If you want to keep the whole flavor of the basil, it is better to use in cold application (salad, finishing, spread, sauce, dips…)
Cool, dark place. Refrigerate for maximum shelf life.
Unopened: 18-month shelf life
Opened: best used within 6 months
|Amount Per Serving|
|Serving Size 15mL|
|Calories from fat 130|
|Total Fat 14g||22%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 3g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 10g|
|Total Carbohydrates 0g||0%|