The flavor of fresh basil is essential in traditional Italian dishes, but the leaves often become limp and wilt within a few days, dulling the taste. This dehydrated basil has the verdant and vibrant flavor of the fresh herb, but is far more convenient and longer-lasting. A gentle sweet aroma and an undertone of anise characterize this seasoning which isn't just for pasta, pesto, and sauces. Try sprinkling it on grilled shrimp, in a bread and mozzarella salad, or over cubed chicken. You can even use it to invigorate certain desserts like lemon cakes.