Our dried basil is nothing more than pure, extra-fancy grade, whole organic Egyptian basil leaves (Ocimum basilicum). And that's a good thing. No GMOs. No ETO (considered carcinogenic by the EPA). Not irradiated. Certified Organic by QAI. Kosher Certified by KSA. Pungent, aromatic, woodsy and herbaceous. Sweet, with slightly minty notes. This is real basil.