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Sweet Basil Seed Drink

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At the right is a glass of Thai sweet basil seed drink. It is made by stirring 1/3 cup sugar into 2 cups water (use less sugar as per your taste preference), add 1 tablespoon honey and stir. Then add 4 teaspoons of sweet basil seed. Within 2-3 minutes the basil seeds expand and look very odd, a bit like tadpoles! We imagine this could be an interesting party drink. But it's also delicious--the seeds become soft with a consistency similar to eating watermelon. According to Thai tradition, this drink also helps a person lose weight. In Asian stores it's common to see cans of this drink. Now you can make your own. Product of Thailand. We also sell fresh Thai basil. In a stellar endorsement, Dr Masahiko Matsushita endorsed ImportFood.com basil seed in his weekly health column for the Japanese community in America. We love basil seeds as included in our Thai icecream recipe.

Thai Sweet Basil Seed, 3.5 oz
$4.85

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Anonymous
October 9th, 2012
8:39 AM
Our local Thai restaurant makes a delicious martini using these seeds.
Sikandar Nirmal Singh
January 30th, 2013
2:11 AM
I really love that u can get the basils sseeds right here for this. I love this drink, and just love the seeds in general. awesome.
ratree
September 4th, 2013
12:14 PM
Kansas ?????????????????
Anonymous
October 30th, 2013
12:34 PM
Love this drink. Been drinking at my local Vietnamese Resturant.
Have a friend who first made it for me at work.
Now I make it at home. On a hot day it doesn't get
any better. Add some fruit cocktail and it's great.
Better than soda.

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