Native to South-East Asia, Thai Basil is a sweet basil known for its spicier flavour and ability to withstand high cooking temperatures. Thai basil has purple tinged stems which offer a nice contrast to its green leaves.
Health Benefits - Rich in antioxidants, anti-cancer properties, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties.
Flavour - A mix of sweetness with a slight spice. They have a strong pungent smell.
Availability - Available all year round but can be inconsistent in harsh growing conditions.
Storage - Wrap Thai basil in newspaper and store them in the dry crisp area of the refrigerator.