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What is the difference between tulsi or holy basil and thai basil?

Asked by lesliejo (41points) July 28th, 2008

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Holy Basil aka Thai Basil is a much larger plant than Sweet Basil and the leaf is different, kind of a serrated edge. The flavor of Thai Basil is more delicate too. I use only Sweet Basil for Pesto because the flavor is strong enough to balance the garlic, parmesan and extra virgin olive oil and doesn’t ‘get lost’ in the pasta or ravioli.

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