Food Storage - How long can you keep...


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7-10 days
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4-6 months


  • To store fresh basil: (1)Trim the ends and place basil in a glass containing about one inch of water; (2) Cover with a loose-fitting plastic bag and leave at room temperature; (3) Replace water when it gets cloudy.
  • Refrigeration of fresh basil is not recommended, as it can cause the leaves to turn black.
  • To freeze fresh basil: (1) Wash, trim and chop the basil; (2) Allow to dry thoroughly; (3) Once dry, place in heavy-duty freezer bags or freeze in ice cube trays with a small amount of water, then transfer to freezer bags.
  • Freezer time shown is for best quality only - foods kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.

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