The herb’s bold aniseed aroma is boosted by a touch of spice.
Similar to other strains of basil, this variety is packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin E, fiber and a number of powerful antioxidants. Thai basil also offers healing benefits thanks to its antibacterial properties.
Unsurprisingly, Thai basil is at its best when used in Thai or Vietnamese dishes, particularly those with a coconut milk base. It also tastes great as a garnish on most salads.