The dried, rubbed leaves of Egyptian Basil (Ocimum basilicum), steam sterilised under vacuum 3-4 cycles of 20s @ 116°C or 60 – 90s @ 105°C. The product has no t undergone any fumigation or irradiation treatment. Country of Origin: Egypt
- Physical Analysis:
Particle Size: 0.4mm – 4mm
Appearance: Free flowing brittle particulates.
Colour: Green to olive green, typical of dried Basil.
Flavour/ Odour: Fresh and aromatic, characteristic of Basil. Free from off flavours or odours.
Extraneous Material: <1% by weight.
Foreign Material: As far as practicable, free from foreign material.
Process: Harvested, dried, sieved, passed over magnets, heat treated and metal
Processing Aids: None.
- Chemical Specification:
Moisture Content: Maximum 12%
Total Ash: Maximum 16%
Acid Ins. Ash: Maximum 2%
Volatile Oil: Minimum 0.4%
Pesticide Residues: Within EU Limits
- Microbiological Specification:
cfu/g max TVC
Coliform Count <100
Mould Count <500
Yeast Count <500
Salmonella Absent in 25g
- coli <10
- Nutritional Information:
Energy 251 kcal / 1051 kJ
Protein (Nx6.25) 14.37g
Dietary Fibre 40.5g
Source: USDA Nutrient Database.
- Packaging Information:
Type of Packaging: Poly liner within multi layer Kraft paper bags.
Printing: Product name, nett weight, lot number and BBE date.
- Shelf Life & Storage:
No deterioration has been detected after 24 months if kept in cool, dry conditions in sealed bags, away from direct sunlight.
- Metal Detection:
Ferrous: 0.5 – 0.9mm
Non-ferrous: 0.65 – 1.0mm
Stainless Steel: 0.75 – 1.2mm