Canning basil

Asked August 27, 2019, 3:26 PM EDT

I see that I cannot can pesto because of the oil and I understand but I would like to be able to just can the basil with some water in it a little bit. What would be the time that I would have to can it and pressure or boil. Maybe like chili peppers in pressure canner? Using 4 oz jelly jars

Burke County North Carolina food safety home food preservation basil

1 Response

There are no recommendations for canning basil.

Drying is an acceptable method which will yield an excellent product
https://extension.psu.edu/lets-preserve-drying-herbs

You can also freeze basil with good results
https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/nutrition-food-safety-health/herbs-preserving-and-using-9-335/