how long does basil stay after bought fresh? can it stay a week?

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Valser November 22, 2010
I wrap the bottoms in a wet paper towel and stick in a glass, dampening as needed. I think it should be fine.
 
healthierkitchen November 22, 2010
sometimes if I have just leaves without stems to put in water, I put them in a plastic bag in my wine fridge at 58 degrees or so. The leaves don't seem to turn black at that temp.
 
aargersi November 22, 2010
if you cut the stems and put them in a glass of water (like cut flowers) they'll stay fresh a couple of days - refridgerator is bad for basil leaves!
 
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