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Sweet Basil Seed Drink

Sweet Basil Seed Drink

At the left is a glass of Thai sweet basil seed drink. It's delicious--the seeds become soft with a consistency similar to eating watermelon. Also, according to Thai tradition, this drink also helps a person lose weight.

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For 4 Person(s)

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Method for 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.

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.



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  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    actually, just add h2o with the seeds and you gotta drink. trust me its really good. to loose weight do not buy chia seeds, get this instead and drink it every day, no sugar. you'd loose 'bout 5-6 lbs in a week or so. 'way, just drink this and by the way for every 100gr there is 22 cal thats crazy and drink only this like on a fast but this count as liq and tada cool huh bye hope this help/

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I make a Sherbet of this. Soak 1 table spoonful of basil seeds in a little water drain and add to a glass of Milk. Add Rose Syrup and sugar to taste. Chill with ice cubes. This is a delicious cooling drink. It's nitutious value is immense.

  • Jerry Kautz

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    All these years I called them Eye of Newt. They look like little eyeballs and one can astound and amaze one's friends when you call them that.

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Ever since I was a little kid, I've been asking my mom to get me some of it. Now I have it handmade. You can buy basil seeds in your local Cambodian store (CambodiaTown, Long Beach, CA). Even the drink itself cost less than $2.00

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    My mom (khmer/chinese) made this all the time when we younger-- my siblings and I would call it frog egg drink or frog eyes. It was funny to trick our American friends lol

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I HAD THIS DRINK WHEN I WAS YOUNG .THEN COULD ED FIND IT ANYMORE ..DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAPPEN TO IT ....WAS IN NEW YORK WITH MY TIBET FRIENDS AND HERE I FOUND IT YAHAA ......DON'T LOOK ALL THAT GREAT BUT IT'S THE BEST !!!!!

  • Avijit Mullick

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    How do I get Basil seed in Kolkata West Bengal India ?

  • Tav

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I just made one of these basil drinks with no sugar coconut milk and instant coffee, I added water basil seeds in a 24 oz cup hand blended it after a couple minutes then added a little bit of canned coconut milk then made some instant coffee and added that, it's really thick and drinking 24 oz of it really fills me up, a great meal replacement, be sure to have some protein with that so your brain works clearly. The coffee gives me a kick to complete the rest of the day, Quite delicious indeed. I'm definitely going to go on it for two weeks and see how much weight I drop... Maybe 3 drinks a day with food if I'm hungry, personally the few drinks that I had so far are definitely satisfying. I could see this easily replacing food... Cheers

  • Mama V

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I brewed an unsweetened green tea and soaked the basil seeds in it. Chilled this mixture, then mixed with pineapple juice. Yummy!

  • Javier

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a drink coming from traditions. Our elders are very conscious about this drink. Thanks for sharing the information about a healthy and tasty drink.

    Comment last edited on about 3 months ago by ImportFood

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