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Old 09-10-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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Thai Basil

I have a plant on my back porch in a pot. What an odd looking thing.

I have tried using the leaves in place of regular Basil, but it is Totally different.

Do Y'all use this fresh spice leaf?

Eric, Austin Tx.

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Old 09-10-2016, 07:43 PM   #2
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I have a plant on my back porch in a pot. What an odd looking thing.

I have tried using the leaves in place of regular Basil, but it is Totally different.

Do Y'all use this fresh spice leaf?

Eric, Austin Tx.
Absolutely. I love it. It's one of the fresh herbs I use when making Thai curries.
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:46 PM   #3
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Thai Basil

Funny you should ask. I was just reading an article on Thai cooking today. It gave the top 14 ingredients for Thai food, and Thai basil was one of them.

Apparently Thai basil or holy basil is used for Thai foods. Not so good for pesto or Italian dishes, totally different flavor.
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`if the leaves are beautiful purple color underneath and the leaves very firm with many veins running throughout then you very well may have Thai basil especially if it's aromatic like basil when you crush it.......only sweeter....love it!
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