How to get the most flavor out of your basil

We love basil! This is an interesting article on a scientific experiment that demontrated the highest density of flavor when exposed to 24 hour light.

Basil gets tastier with 24-hour light

‘The scientists, who grew basil in shipping containers and monitored every moment of the experiment, thought the basil would do better with some time in the dark to become the best basil it could be. They were surprised they were wrong.

“The highest density of flavor molecules was produced by subjecting the plants to all-day light,” they wrote in their findings. Quantitatively, the light-drenched basil had more flavor.’

 

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