Petite® Thai Basil
Inventory, 4 oz : 7.00
This item was last sold on : 05/22/22
Petite® Thai Basil is small in size, averaging 10-12 centimeters in length, and has narrow, lanceolate-shaped leaves that taper to a small point and are connected to skinny, flexible stems. The smooth leaves are dark green with a prominent central vein branching out into smaller veins across the surface. The leaves are also connected to dark purple and green, tender, juicy stems. Petite® Thai Basil is crisp and extremely aromatic with a fresh, sweet anise flavor and notes of spice, licorice, and clove.
Petite® Thai Basil is available year-round.
Petite® Thai Basil is a young version of the Asian herb and is a part of a trademarked line of specialty greens grown by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California. Designed to be slightly larger than microgreens, Petite® Thai Basil is harvested 4-6 weeks after sowing and is primarily used as a garnish to accent flavors in a variety of culinary dishes.
Petite® Thai Basil contains vitamins A, C, K, and E, antioxidants, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and some fiber.
Petite® Thai Basil greens are best suited for raw applications as their peppery, anise flavor, and delicate nature cannot withstand high heat preparations. The greens are most commonly used as a garnish in Asian cuisine and can be added to phô, stir-fries, noodle soups, curries, drunken noodles, and pad Thai. They can also be used to enhance the flavor in green salads, tomato dishes, seafood, desserts, or even cocktails. Petite® Thai Basil pairs well with eggplant, meats such as turkey, chicken, pork, and beef, shellfish, garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce, chile peppers, and coconut milk-based soups. They will keep 7-10 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator.
Basil is one of the oldest herbs in the world, and Thai basil has been heavily used in Southeast Asia, especially in Thai, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Lao, and Cambodian cuisine. The Vietnamese noodle soup, phô, is known for using Thai basil as a flavor accompaniment in order to create a balanced dish. Vietnamese cooking often references the Chinese belief of having meals with a harmonious balance of sweet, salt, spice, bitter, and sour. Modern herbs such as Petite® Thai Basil are used to create the five-taste balance and can be used as a substitute for the mature version of the herb in any dish that calls for Thai basil.
Thai basil is native to Asia, especially India, and has been cultivated for over five thousand years. It was then spread across the world via explorers and immigrants. Petite® Thai Basil was created by Fresh Origins Farm in San Diego, California in the 1990s-2000s when the micro and petite greens trend exploded in popularity as a new a modern take on garnishes with robust flavors. Today Petite® Thai Basil can be found through select partners of Fresh Origins, such as Specialty Produce, and are available across the United States
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Del Mar Country Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-5500 x207|
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|Animae||San Diego CA||619-925-7908|
|Animae (Bar)||San Diego CA||619-925-7908|
|Addison Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-350-7600|
|Hoxton Manor LLC||San Diego CA||760-586-9533|
|Dija Mara 2021||Oceanside CA||760-231-5376|
|Communal Coffee - Oceanside||Oceanside CA||619-920-7887|
|Communal Coffee||San Diego CA||619-305-9525|
|Starlite Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-358-9766|
|The Corner Drafthouse||San Diego CA||619-255-2631|
Recipes that include Petite® Thai Basil. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Honestly Yum||Buddha's Hand and Thai Basil Cocktail|