Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Common Name: Micro Green Basil and sweet basil
Description: Micro Green Basil has all of the attributes that mature basil has only in a smaller, more flavorful package. It can be used in salads, in any dish where mature basil is used (including the stems) and as a garnish. It can also be infused into oil for dipping bread.
- Basil is rumored to be a natural mosquito repellent.
- The word basil is Greek for king.
- Basil is very sensitive to cold temperatures and must be stored accordingly.
The following table provides the nutritional information for 2 tablespoons of raw diced Basil leaves (5.3 grams) provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009):
|Vitamin C||1.0 mg|