Basil, Opal

Opal Basil is a red or purple relative to green basil. There are several varieties all characterized by a range of color from pale red to dark purple leaves and stems. Leaf shape and size vary somewhat by variety, but most have the distinctive flavor of basil.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp, 5.3 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 1
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: .1g
    • Fiber: .1g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: .2g
  • Vitamin A: 6%
  • Vitamin C: 2%
  • Calcium: 1%
  • Iron: 1%


Handling & Storage


Limited availability year round

Also Known As

  • Purple Leaf Basil
  • Red Basil

Store around 50° F, protect from cold. Opal or Red Basils do not store well for long periods. Opal basil can be used interchangeably with green basil in most recipes.


  • Purple Ruffle


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