Quan Shui Wet Market

Sweet Basil

Flavour Of The Herb

A sweet taste with anise and clove undertones and a fresh, fragrant, and slightly peppery aroma. Sweet basil has a sweeter flavour and more peppery notes compared to regular basil.

Health Benefits

⁠It contains nutrients and compounds that can help stave off chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.

Suggested Recipes

Shrimp Pesto Pasta (recipe here)

Ingredient recommendations: Di Martino Authentic Italian Linguine and XXL Tiger Prawns 老虎虾 

Creamy Basil Chicken (recipe here)

Ingredient recommendations: S-Pure Boneless Leg 起骨全腿

Fun Facts 

Did you know? Sweet basil is also called Genoese Basil.

Parts to Use

The leaves

How to Harvest

Cut the leaves just above a pair of healthy leaves.

Please note that these items are not for sale and are exclusively available for free at the Quan Shui Wet Market's Herbs and Spice Garden, located in front of our flagship Upper Thomson store at 50 Tagore Lane, #B1-01, Singapore 787494. 

You are welcome to pick and take them home as a complimentary gesture from us. We kindly ask that you pick the herbs mindfully, ensuring that other Pasar Kakis can also enjoy the experience.