Excellent in Green Curries & Salads
Great for a Dipping Sauce for Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Its flavour is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than that of sweet basil
Basil also provides vitamin A, which contains beta-carotenes, powerful antioxidants that protect the cells lining a number of numerous body structures, including the blood vessels, from free radical damage. This helps prevent cholesterol in blood from oxidizing, helping to prevent atherosclerosis, heart attacks, & stroke.
Other vitamins and minerals in basil include Vitamin K, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, vitamin C & potassium.
Basil is arguably one of the favourites among herbs because it has so many uses. Everything from soups to sandwiches can be made simply better with the addition of its fresh, pungent leaves.
Basil has been found to contain oils & flavonoids that protect the body from illness & infection.
Thai Basil is native to Southeast Asia that has been cultivated to provide distinctive traits.
It is commonly used in Thai red & green curry.
Thai Basil's flavour is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than that of sweet basil.
Thai Basil grows to 45 cm in height, has small, purple-flushed, lance-like leaves with a sweet licorice scent & purple stems, with mauve flowers.
Direct from our Katikati grower