Basil leaves are vibrant green, heart-shaped, and can be harvested at many sizes up to four inches in length. Basil is highly aromatic and has a variety of flavor profiles. Basil is sometimes grown with tomatoes.
Like dill, basil is known to prevent bacterial growth. It is also known to reduce swelling and inflammation. Basil contains high quantities of e-beta-caryophyllene, which is useful in treating arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
Temperature:Basil can be sensitive to the cold so the ideal storage temperature is 50 degrees.