Basil Super Sweet Thai

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Description

Widely used throughout Southeast Asia, its flavor, described as anise- and licorice-like and slightly spicy, is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than that of sweet basil. Thai basil has small, narrow leaves, purple stems, and pink-purple flowers.Thai basil is sturdy and compact,[6] growing up to 45 cm (1.48 ft),[7] and has shiny green, slightly serrated, narrow leaves with a sweet, anise-like scent and hints of licorice, along with a slight spiciness lacking in sweet basil.[8] Thai basil has a purple stem, and like other plants in the mint family, the stem is square. Its leaves are opposite and decussate.[9] As implied by its scientific name, Thai basil flowers in the form of a thyrse.[10] The inflorescence is purple, and the flowers when open are pink.[11]

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