Re: [gardeners] Dehydrating Basil

Bill Loke (
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 18:26:38 -0400

Basil when dried loses a lot of its aromatic oils. Better to chop it fine.
Make a slurry with water and freeze in icecube trays. Use basil cubes as
needed. We made a fine flavoured vinegar this year with spicy globe basil.
Works great in salads. (Bill & Chris Loke)[Z4/5 on a good day]
The Lokeation, RR#1, Kars, Ontario K0A 2E0
Elderberries have more fun than younger berries!
-----Original Message-----
From: Donna Barna DeCapite <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, October 05, 1998 3:55 PM
Subject: [gardeners] Dehydrating Basil

>Hi folks,
>Some time back I saw some posts about dehydrating stuff.  It inspired
>me, so I bought a cheap Mr. Coffee dehydrator.  Has anyone dehydrated
>basil before?  How long do you think it should take.  There are no
>specific directions for Basil or herbs for that matter.  The directions
>are pretty vague though, it says something like 8 - 22 hours to
>dehydrate apples.
>North Carolina - Zone 7
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