Micro Green Basil is very similar to basil, just smaller and more full of flavour. 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 rumoured 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.