Insect holes in basil leaves

When drying basil leaves, can you use the ones with insect holes on te

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  • Sheila Sheila on Jul 02, 2018
    Yes! Why would you think they couldn’t? It’s not like their contaminate, just slightly damaged. You might wash off any bug poop though.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 02, 2018
    I dry or freeze my herbs and only remove some edges that are dry. I do rinse off all my herbs before I do anything with them since they are grown outside and can easily get dirty.

  • Michelle Russell Michelle Russell on Jul 02, 2018
    I grow a lot of fresh herbs, have been growing my own for about 10 years. I keep the nice full leaves for fresh use and I always dry the the damaged leaves. I rinse them in a bowl of water with a little bit of vinegar. Dry them with paper towel and hang or lay flat on trays to dry.