You are probably wondering why basil is on this list. For the fact that fresh Basil leaves can be found in refrigerated area at the supermarket doesn’t justify it can be refrigerated at home. Basil will wither in your refrigerator under cold temperature. Also, the plant will absorb the scent of the other foods stored in your fridge. Treating the basil as a regular plant or flower is the best way to keep it fresh for longer (the stem placed in a glass-water). For cases of basil left over after meal, blanch the leaves and put it in your freezer.