Basil's popularity among foodies and chefs is because basil sweet adds such intense fresh flavor to a wide variety of food. Genovese, also called sweet basil, is also packed with vitamins and vital nutrients. Genovese basil tastes very similar to the mature herb, they're more tender and have a sweeter fragrance. They also provide a ton of flavor to food. 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.