Storage: Place the bunch of basil in a glass or jar filled with water, cover it with a plastic bag and place in the refrigerator. This will keep it fresh for up to a week.
Preparation: Basil adds the perfect flavor for pesto, infused-oil, vegetable soup and tomato sauce. It is also a wonderful garnish and can be used on top of salads such as a Caprese salad, pizza, desserts and cocktails.
Taste: Slightly sweet, subtle peppery and aromatic.
Nutritional Benefits: Basil is a good source of magnesium, Vitamin A and acts as a powerful antioxidant.