Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is undoubtedly one of the most popular Australian native herbs, with its fresh aroma of citrus, with delicate menthol touches and a strong lemon flavour, which when consumed is sweet and refreshing.
The Lemon Myrtle is an Australian shrub, whose leaves have been used by Indigenous Australians for thousands of years. This astonishing plant offers a range of properties that make it an essential ingredient for good health.
It is known for its significant antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial properties.
It contains many essential nutrients and minerals.
High levels of Vitamin C.
Essential for the repair of tissue in the body
Help aide the production of enzymes which help the immune system function effectively
Increases iron absorption into the body which helps with healing and tissue and muscle regrowth.
Lemon Myrtle also has a high concentration of Calcium, excellent for people on plant-based diets and others looking for Calcium rich foods.
An excellent source of folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and essential minerals including zinc and magnesium. These nutrients are required for the synthesis and self-repair of DNA.
A great source of antioxidants, these antioxidants help provide protection from oxidative stress, and provide many other health benefits.
A good source of Lutein, a type of vitamin called a carotenoid, related to beta-carotene and vitamin A. Lutein is absorbed best when it is taken with a high-fat meal. Many people think of lutein as "the eye vitamin". It can help the prevention eye diseases (age-related macular degeneration or AMD), and cataracts. It is thought to function as a light filter, protecting the eye tissues from sunlight damage.
It can be used to flavour foods and in cooking.
Lemon Myrtle can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. The leaves can be substituted for bay leaves, in marinades, soups, stews, casseroles and roasts. The flavour is intense, but used sparingly (like a bay leaf), will complement chicken, lamb, kangaroo and beef dishes delightfully well.
No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours
Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar
Source of fibre
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It is very easy to use lemon myrtle in your dishes. You can pretty much add it to whatever you are cooking. In cooking, Lemon Myrtle can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.
The leaves can be substituted for bay leaves, in marinades, soups, stews, casseroles and roasts.
The flavour is intense, but used sparingly (like a bay leaf), will complement chicken, lamb, kangaroo and beef dishes delightfully well.
Lemon myrtle does not contain caffeine, making it ideal for use in herbal infusions and tea blends. It is commonly used to add a clean and crisp citrus-like flavour to a wide range of cooking applications such as glazes, cakes, biscuits, dressings, mayonnaise, sauces, and ice creams.
COOKING - to impart an intense citrus flavour. It pairs well with cream and fruit based desserts, cheese, cakes and biscuits. Perfectly complements a variety of fruit, in particular apple, pear, citrus, tropical (banana, mango, papaya, pineapple), watermelon and coconut.
Use as Seasoning - Sprinkle some ground lemon myrtle in your stews or soups to not only add its lemony zest but to also boost your immunity.
Use on roasted root vegetables – sweet potato, pumpkin, beetroot, carrot, turnip, parsnip. Just combine it with olive oil, garlic, fresh herbs (such as rosemary, oregano and thyme) and sea salt and sprinkle it over your veggies. This combination also makes the perfect baste for roast chicken and pork. Rub into fish before pan-frying and finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, or mix with butter, garlic and sea salt, and smear over corn on the cob.
DRINK - lifts the profile of alcoholic beverages such as gin, vodka, white rum, Cointreau and tequila. Adds a refreshing sour taste to soda, tonic, mineral waters and lemonade.
RELAX - Try consuming Lemon Myrtle before you go to bed. It relaxes and calms down your mind helping troubled sleep. You can also add it to the bathtub and enjoy a refreshing bath before you sleep.
CLEANING - Through a number of scientific evident studies, Lemon myrtle oil is increasingly sought-after as an ingredient in a range of household cleaning products, disinfectants, and hand sanitisers due to it's natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties.
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