Really too pretty for the herb garden – mix it in with your ornamental beds and containers! Basil microgreens are surprisingly full of nutrients. They contain protein, vitamins E, A, K, B6, and C; as well as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, phosphorous, and even potassium! There are a number of chemicals in basil microgreens, including citronellol and linalool, which are known to reduce inflammation in the body and even tackle bacterial infections. This makes it a great addition to your diet, especially if you’re already suffering for aches and pains. The calcium in basil microgreens ensures that your bones and teeth will stay strong. In fact, the array of nutrients can even help to keep osteoporosis at bay. Your body needs protein, zinc, magnesium and several of the other nutrients in these plants. Adequate quantities of these will help to ensure your hormones remain balanced; helping you to stay healthy. The iron and vitamin K in basil microgreens will help to ensure your blood clots properly after a cut and you have the maximum number of red blood cells possible. These are the cells that carry oxygen around your body; they’re pretty important! Red basil is a variety of sweet basil and has unusual reddish-purple leaves, and a stronger flavour than sweet basil, making it most appealing for salads and garnishes with not only great color but the wonderful fragrance and bold spicy taste as well. Use as a colorful garnish on top of desserts or to add robust flavor and visual interest to summery cocktails. A critical ingredient in many Asian dishes, including those of Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, and the Philippines.