Basil - Thai
Thai basil, also known as Oriental basil, Asian basil or Bai Horapa in Thai, is a cultivar of sweet basil commonly used in the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. This is a type of sweet basil that has been cultivated to provide a distinctive set of traits preferred in Asian cuisine. It has an identifiable liquorice flavour not present in sweet basil, and its flavour is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than that of sweet basil.
Thai basil has a stronger taste than many other sweet basils. It is very fast and easy to grow, and also quite pleasing to the eye. It produces flower heads that are deep burgundy, which contrasted nicely against the pale green and burgundy leaves.
Use Thai basil for Thai, Indian, and Italian recipes. Fresh, it can be added to salads, and either the fresh or dried forms can be used to flavour soups, pasta, and vegetable dishes.
|Botanical Name||Ocimum basilicum|
|Seed Packet||50 Seeds|