We enjoy our basil as a fragrant table bouquet before we use it in our kitchen. To do the same in your home, remove the basil from its bag and place it in a mason jar or short vase with enough water to cover the roots halfway. Replace the water daily. Snip off basil leaves to add to salads, stir fries, fruit drinks, ice cubes and decoration.
If kept in its bag, store basil in a cool dry place and replenish water daily.
Basil is an excellent source of Vitamin K and is very good source of Iron, Calcium and Vitamin A. In addition, it is a good source of dietary fiber, manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin C and Potassium. In a pinch, a leaf can be chewed as a breath freshener.