Basil has been cultivated for centuries and is one of the most popular culinary herbs all over the world. The fresh flavor it offers cannot be matched by any other herb or spice, making this delicate plant an excellent choice to grow indoors. Unfortunately, basil leaves will turn black when they are damaged, which can easily happen when basil is exposed to low temperatures during transport or storage. Due to the delicate nature of the crop, basil is not only one of the most expensive herbs for the consumer, but also one of the most perishable. If blue LED lighting can help strengthen the crop’s metabolic profile, it would increase its value to the retailer, end-consumer, and grower as well.