ThaiBasil
O. Basilicum var. Thyrsiflora

A member of the sweet basil family indigenous to Southeast Asia, Thai Basil is easily identified by its small, narrow leaves and purple stems as well as a pink-purple coloured flowers that grow in clusters. The plant grows to approximately 40 centimetres in height and is sensitive to frost. In flavour it is peppery and warm, with a distinctive licorice and anise flavor. It holds well at high temperatures and extended cooking times, commonly used in Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian cuisines.

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