VST.0329.0212 VST.0329.0212

Basil Pesto

Casa Iuorio
€4.46 Save 10%

Net weight: 180 g - 41.62 oz



A delicious blend of fresh basil leaves, from the land of Palomonte home of Casa Iuorio, located in the province of Salerno, prepared with extra virgin olive oil, to enhance the flavour.

COD: VST.0329.0212
EAN: 8055186966345
Nutritional values
Average values ​​for 100 gr
Energy value
426 kcal - 1785 kJ
44 g
of which saturated
7,4 g
1,2 g
of which sugars
0,3 g
4,5 g
0,7 g
1,3 g

Extra virgin olive oil (40%), basil (40%), Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, pine nuts, whole grain salt, garlic.

Tips and curiosities of the tomolo

Basil, a plant with an intense fragrance, is a protagonist in Italian gastronomy and beyond. Originally from India, where it was considered sacred, it takes its name from the Greek basileus, which means 'ruler'.

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The secrets of basil pesto in extra virgin olive oil

Basil pesto in extra virgin olive oil is one of Italy's culinary treasures, but there are a few secrets to discover in order to obtain a quality product. Firstly, it is important to select the best ingredients: fresh, fragrant basil, quality extra virgin olive oil and freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Then the pesto is prepared by hand. Finally, to preserve the flavour and freshness of the pesto, it must be stored in the refrigerator in a glass jar covered with a layer of extra virgin olive oil to prevent oxidation.

Basil pesto: from origins to international popularity

Basil pesto is a condiment produced by Casa Iuorio in Palomonte, in the province of Salerno. Its preparation dates back at least to the 19th century, when basil was first cultivated in Liguria. Initially, pesto was made with a mortar and a marble pestle to obtain a smooth and creamy consistency. This technique is still favoured by Ligurians today, but as pesto spread, other preparation techniques developed. Today, basil pesto is one of the most famous condiments in Italian cuisine, appreciated worldwide for its fresh and aromatic taste.

Basil pesto and the Mediterranean diet: a perfect combination for good health

Basil pesto in extra virgin olive oil is a perfect match for the Mediterranean diet, considered one of the healthiest in the world. In fact, basil pesto contains many nutrients and antioxidants that are good for the body. Thanks to the extra virgin olive oil, which is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, basil pesto can help reduce bad cholesterol in the blood, thus preventing cardiovascular disease. Basil is also a source of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C and iron. Making basil pesto with ingredients from a short supply chain, i.e. from local farmers, means having a fresh and high quality product, which also contributes to environmental sustainability.