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LEMON MYRTLE

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

LEMON MYRTLE

I love the smell of Lemon Myrtle.  So refreshing, light and cleansing.

The lemon lolly aroma with menthol notes and refreshing, citrus flavour of Lemon Myrtle can add amazing deliciousness to sweet and savoury dishes.

How to use it and the health benefits of Lemon Myrtle

Mainly grown on the east coat of Australia.

The Lemon Myrtle leaves contain the highest amounts of citral (over 90%) than any other plant, giving over its Lemon perfume.

Use it in teas, syrups, glazes, sauces, tarts, sorbets, baking, mayonnaise or sprinkle it into salads, onto savoury toasties and into home made lemonade.

Lemon Myrtle is a great source of calcium and high in antioxidants, lutein, vitamin E, Zinc and Magnesium.  Most of these minerals are needed for the synthesis and self-repair of human DNA.

Lemon Myrtle is also used in the cosmetic industry and uses are found in household products as well, especially due to its antimicrobial and anti fungal properties which are superior to the tea tree oil.

Try some Aniseed Myrtle for a liquorice version.!