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How to Dry Fresh Basil: 4 Benefits of Drying Basil

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 4 min read

Basil is a popular and widely used culinary herb, known for its versatility and distinct flavor that adds herbaceousness to a wide variety of dishes all over the world. Get the most out of your grocery store basil or the basil plants in your herb garden by drying sprigs or whole leaves of the fresh basil. Once the basil has dried, you can use it in your favorite recipes.