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Thai basil is the easiest basil to get outside Thailand. This basil has medium sized green leaves, purple stem and purple flowers. It’s quite fragrant, and the smell is quite unlike the other two basils which are popular in Thailand. This basil is eaten with some curries and noodle soups.
Storage: Thai basil goes bad fast. Keep in a plastic bag with some air inside on the bottom shelf or drawer in your refrigerator. When the leaves are black, it’s bad.