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Encyclopedia > Thai basil

Thai Basil is a cultivar of basil and is a major ingredient in many Thai dishes. It is also known as Sweet Basil and its aroma is reminiscent of anise or liquorice when fresh, cooked, or fried. It is easily confused with Holy Basil which has a completely different aroma. This Osteospermum Pink Whirls is a successful cultivar. ... Binomial name Ocimum basilicum L. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) of the Family Lamiaceae is also known as Albahaca, St. ... Thai seafood curry Thai cuisine is known for its blend of fundamental flavors in each dish -- hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty and bitter. ... Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) is a herb often used in Thai cusine. ...


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GourmetSleuth -  Thai Basil (715 words)
Thai Basil is also know as Sweet Basil or Asian Basil and the Thai name is bai horapa Theses tropical varieties of basil are referred to as "Thai Basil" are slightly sweeter in flavor and are more stable when cooked than the Mediterranean basil.
Basils are normally planted in full sun but some of the Thai varieties such as Siam Queen can take as little as 4 -5 hours of sun a day.
Basil is used abundantly in both cooked dishes, raw in small amounts as well as for garnish.
Basil Anise to Thai Basil Seeds Large Selection (1134 words)
Basil requires a minimum temp of 12-15 deg C and grown as annuals, all are worthy of growing as ornamentals.
Basil Cinnamon is superb in salads, with vegetables and in soups.
Basil Thai a dwarf anise type can be grown as a pot herb indoors, can be used as a vegetable and in curries.
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