Thai Basil

Another member of the basil family, Thai Basil has an easily recognizable look, thanks, in large part, to its long green leaves and contrasting purple stems and blooms. It has a fresh, bursting flavour that smacks you in the face if you’re bold enough to try unaccompanied, and its strong scent is reminiscent of licorice.

Its regular use in Southeast Asian cuisine, most particularly in Thailand, garnered this cultivar its name. Its flavour brings pungency to curry dishes, and it is also used plain and raw, as a condiment for Vietnamese dishes. If you want to add some oomph to your meat and fish recipes, you can try Thai Basil as an alternative to Pesto Basil!

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Valeur nutritive
Per 1/4 cup, whole leaves, fresh
pour 6g

Amount % Daily Value
Teneur % valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 1
Fat / Lipides 0.04g 0%
Saturated / saturés 0.002g 0%
+ Trans / trans 0g
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 0mg 0%
Sodium / Sodium 0mg 0%
Carbohydrate / Glucides 0.16g 0%
Fiber / Fibres 0.1g 0%
Sugars / Sucres 0.02g
Protein / Protéines 0.19g

Vitamin A / Vitamine A 1.6%
Vitamin C / Vitamine C 1.83%
Calcium / Calcium 1%
Iron / Fer 1.36%