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Seggiano Raw Unpasteurized Basil Pesto (200g)

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Seggiano Raw Unpasteurized Basil Pesto (200g) is available for purchase in increments of 1
Seggiano basil pesto is organic, raw, unpasteurized, and is by far the best basil pesto you will find - the basil is harvested by hand, and is watered daily by springwater (for goodness sakes!). The inspired producers, who have their own Ligurian basil fields rather than buying from others, have perfected a process using steam treatment of the soil before seeding the basil. This eliminates the need for herbicides or pesticides. Their studied production method results in a pesto which is raw and unpasteurised, thus conserving the subtly delicious and refreshing basil aroma and flavour.

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Seggiano basil pesto is organic, raw, unpasteurized, and is by far the best basil pesto you will find - the basil is harvested by hand, and is watered daily by springwater (for goodness sakes!). The inspired producers, who have their own Ligurian basil fields rather than buying from others, have perfected a process using steam treatment of the soil before seeding the basil. This eliminates the need for herbicides or pesticides. Their studied production method results in a pesto which is raw and unpasteurised, thus conserving the subtly delicious and refreshing basil aroma and flavour. 

Seggiano pesto is made from an original Ligurian basil. Using modern organic farming methods, the earth is steam treated before seeding the basil. This eliminates any pests or weeds. Once the basil plants are mature, the tender top leaves are hand- picked and washed. Finely chopped, they are put in olive oil within a matter of hours to best preserve their fresh and intense powerful aromatic flavours. 

Unpasteurised, this raw pesto maintains the pungent intensity of fresh basil.

This is how they do it:

"Thanks to its particular mild climate, abundant sunshine and sea breezes, the entire region of Liguria proves to be ideal for basil farming. The year starts in May with the land being fertilised using natural fertiliser which is worked into the soil by machines. 

The next stage is the mechanical disinfecting of the soil using steam. In special boilers, water is taken to the temperature at which ‘dry steam’ is produced. Via tubes laid on the soil and covered with special material, the land is steamed for approximately 3 hours which kills potential pests and blights, removing the necessity to use pesticides. In June the seed beds are prepared so that the soil is light and soft . The seeds are then sown in parallel rows at a width which will later permit the basil to be gathered by hand. 

Daily watering is regulated by a computer. Spring water is used, which is an essential ingredient to ensure the best possible basil crop. The plants are protected from disease by the warm and breezy Ligurian climate. After 30 days, the basil is harvested carefully by hand. Only the tender top leaves of the plant are picked, those richest in the fragrant aroma and flavour which characterise our excellent pesto Genovese. The quality of basil depends very much on the region in which it is grown and we have found Genovese basil to be the finest available. Truly this is the king of herbs.

Once it is gathered, the basil is immediately taken to our nearby factory. First it is washed, using a whirlpool system of clean water which is constantly regulated taking into account the delicacy of the basil leaves. The washed and disinfected basil is then spun in a drying machine. At this stage, the flavour and appearance of the basil is still unchanged thanks to its delicate handling. The basil is then finely chopped in special mincers. Salt and oil is added, together with an additional layer of oil on the surface which guarantees natural conservation. It is then stored in refrigerated cells at a constant temperature of 2° centigrade, before mixing with other ingredients to make pesto.

read our blog post on Seggiano Raw Basil Pesto here.

It is with regret that we are unable to share with you more information about this product. Various EU legislation forbids us (and all other food business operators) from claiming that these products can offer any possible health benefits. Many of our customers already know about these foods, and come back to us time and time again for their favourite items. We ask customers new and old to do your own research, and to trust Raw Living to provide you and your nearest and dearest with the best quality products at the lowest prices. Thank you for your understanding.

Seggiano is the name of the small hilltop village on Monte Amiata in southern Tuscany, where Peri Eagleton and David Harrison have farmed organic olives since 1985.

Twenty years ago they started selling their local Olivastra Seggianese extra virgin olive oil and a selection of wonderful artisan foods from small family food producers. Their brand is SEGGIANO, named in honour of the village where the story started.

Grown with an uncompromising commitment to ethical ingredients and food production, healthy delicious eating and a love of simple, genuine Italian food.

With over 20 years in the business, SEGGIANO is still the choice of Real Food lovers.

Hand Picked
It is our mission to bring you the most delicious, genuine and naturally produced speciality foods from all over Italy.

Handmade
When we say handmade, we mean handmade. Our artisan food is freshly prepared in small batches using current harvest ingredients.

Real Food
It not only tastes fantastic but SEGGIANO foods are gmo-free and made without artifice or the use of preservatives and industrial processing.

From Italy
Our familiarity with Italian rural culture and our passion for excellent food enables partnership with the best artisan food producers of Italy.

olive oil, cashew nuts, fresh Ligurian basil (30%), sea salt, pine nuts, garlic.
Nutritional Informationper 100g
Energy 570 Kcal 2386 kj
Fat 55.2g
of which saturates -
Carbohydrate 4.8g
- of which sugars -
Dietary Fiber -
Protein 7.8g
Salt 24mg

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United Kingdom
WeightServiceCost
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Up to 2Kg Royal Mail Tracked (24 Hour) £5.00
Up to 25Kg required for fragile packages Courier - DPD (24 Hour) £6.00
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Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Romania
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Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £8.00
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.00
Up to 25Kg Courier - DPD £20.00
Greece
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Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £8.00
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.00
Up to 25Kg Courier - DPD £25.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Croatia
WeightServiceCost
Upto 500g Courier - UPS £10.50
500g to 1Kg  Courier - UPS £12.50
1Kg to 2Kg Courier - UPS £15.50
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Rest of the World (Excluding USA & Canada)
WeightServiceCost
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400g - 750g and under £40 Royal Mail Airmail (untracked) £11.50
750g - 1Kg and under £40 Royal Mail Airmail (untracked) £13.50
Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.50
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £12.50
1Kg - 2Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £18.50
Up to 25Kg Courier - DPD call for price

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