The Purple mangosteen, botanical name Garcinia magostana, simply referred to as mangosteen, is an ultra-tropical slow growing evergreen tree that is cultivated for its edible fruit.
Blue Lake Beans
In the early 1980´s blue lake beans replaced the old fashioned KY (Kentucky) bean as the standard variety sold in super markets in the United States.Florida is the leading producer of green beans in the US.
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This item was last sold on : 04/26/17
Thai basil is a perennial herb, that grows as a small, multi-branched shrub, reaching up to a foot in height. It has narrow, arrow-shaped leaves that are about half the size of common sweet basil leaves. Thai basil has purple-tinged stems, which offer a nice contrast to the bright green leaves. The leaves are aromatic and have a strong, spicy flavor with hints of licorice. Some varieties have larger leaves, and some have a purple hue. When the plant matures, spikes of lavender and deep purple flowers grow at the tops of the burgundy stems. The flowers share the same intense spice and hint of licorice flavor.
Thai basil is available year-round.
Thai basil is a cultivated Asian variety of sweet basil known for its spicier flavor and its ability to withstand high cooking temperatures. Botanically, Thai basil is classified as Ocimum basilicum var. tenuiflorum though it is sometimes known under the botanical name Ocimum thyrsiflorum. In Thailand, Thai basil is known as bai horapha. It is sometimes confused with holy basil, which has slightly fuzzy leaves with more of a clove flavor.
Thai basil has notably high levels of vitamins K and A, as well as significant amounts of vitamin C, beta-carotene, magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium. Basil is known for its beneficial essential oil, which contains eugenol – a natural compound that has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Thai basil is a very common ingredient in the cuisines of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. It is used to infuse flavor into broths and soups, like the traditional Phô (pronounced ‘Fuh’), and Thai green curry. The herb is added at the end of the cooking process to retain its aroma and flavor. Add Thai basil to Pad Thai noodles, meat or chicken stir-fry dishes. Use Thai basil versus the common sweet basil for a pesto with a hint of licorice flavor. Add whole leaf clusters to cocktails and beverages like lemonade, as a garnish and aromatic. Thai basil can be used in sweet applications as well, added to fruit salads or desserts made with tropical fruits like mango. Chiffonade leaves by laying individual leaves on top of one another, rolling them up together widthwise, and then slicing into thin strips. To store Thai basil, cut the ends and place in a glass of water, much like a bouquet of flowers. It can be left on the counter this way. It is recommended that Thai basil not be refrigerated, though it can be for up to a week when wrapped in plastic. Thai basil also freezes well if washed and thoroughly dried before sealing in an airtight bag or container.
Thai basil is a kitchen staple in Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, where it received its common name. It is a main ingredient in pad gra prow, a stir-fry beef dish, as well as gai pad krapow, made with chicken. It is popularly used in Taiwanese cuisine, and many stir-fry dishes where it can stand up to the high heat of the wok.
Thai basil is native to Southeast Asia, and it is believed to have originated in Thailand. Generally, any purple stemmed basil with a licorice flavor is considered to be ‘Thai basil’. There are a few recognized varieties, such as Queenette and Siam Queen. Thai basil is a tender plant, and does not survive in overly cold temperatures; it thrives in the humid, tropical and sub-tropical environments. Thai basil has become a well-known, popular herb with the rise of Thai and Vietnamese cuisines around the world.
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|Ceviche House||San Diego CA||619-454-0699|
|Fresh and Fit Meals||National City CA||858-805-5949|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Distribuidora Larcarr||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Solace & the Moonlight Lounge||Encinitas CA||760-753-2433|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|10 Barrel Brewing Co.||San Diego CA||619-886-2743|
|University Club||San Diego CA||619-234-5200|
|Tiger Tiger Commissary||San Diego CA||619-764-5475|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|Saiko Sushi-North Park||San Diego CA||619-886-6656|
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|Full Moon||San Diego CA||619-233-3711|
|Duke's La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-454-1999|
|Jamul Indian Village Dev.Co:Hollywood Casino Jamul||Jamul CA||619-315-2250 x2|
|Bull & Grain||San Diego CA||619-546-9122|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Bang Bang||San Diego CA||619-677-2264|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
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|Paradise Point Resort Tropics||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Wokou Noodles & Pours||San Diego CA||858-779-2620|
|Trust Restaurant||San Diego CA||609-780-7572|
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|Toast Catering||san diego CA||858-208-9422|
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|Under Belly-Uptown||San Diego CA||619-269-4626|
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|SuperNatural Sandwich||San Diego CA||619-356-1992|
|Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-6063|
|Andrew Spurgin||San Diego CA||619-277-6020|
|Addison Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-350-7600|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Grass Skirt||San Diego CA||858-412-5237|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|The Compass||Carlsbad CA||760-434-1900|
|Mantra Yoga||Carlsbad CA||760-655-3277|
|Home Kitchen Culture||San Diego CA||619-302-7655|
|Zeetogroup||San Diego CA||619-955-8558|
|Pacific Coast Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-794-4632|
|Madison High School||San Diego CA||858-496-8410|
|Harney Sushi Old Town||San Diego CA||619-295-3272|
|The Farm Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5585|
|Sorority Cuisine - Delta Gamma||San Diego CA||916-847-9896|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Herb & Wood||San Diego CA||619-955-8495|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 x4|
|Coast Catering||Escondido CA||619-295-3173|
|Azuki Sushi Lounge||San Diego CA||619-238-4760|
|Culinary Specialties||San Marcos CA||760-744-8220|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
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|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
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|Nomad Donuts||San Diego CA||619-431-5000|
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|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
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|Duke's La Jolla Bar||La Jolla CA||818-919-1712|
|PFC Fitness Camp||Carlsbad CA||888-488-8936|
|Sur La Table-La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-228-1116|
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|Coronado Brewing Co.||Coronado CA||619-275-6700|
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Recipes that include Thai Basil. One is easiest, three is harder.
|The Chef and Her Kitchen||Spicy Thai Basil Fried Rice|
|Flying on Jess Fuel||Thai Basil Pesto|
|Jam's Thai Food and Cooking Blog||Thai Basil Fried Rice|
|Sweet Paul||Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango & Thai Basil|
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