Lemongrass Cut & Sifted

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SAMPLE (4 servings)

Lemongrass is an ornamental perennial grass native to Asia, where it is used extensively as a culinary herb.

Also called Citronella Grass and Barbed Wire Grass, lemongrass is prepared as tea and used to add citrus flavor to soups, stews, vegetables, fish and poultry.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound11
active compoundsCitronellal, Citral
plant part usedleaves
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a cool, dark place in an airtight container.
appearance & aromaPale green and grassy with a lemon-like scent.


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cosmeticUse lemongrass infusions in homemade soaps, lotions and other personal care products.
culinaryAdd to tea and coffee blends. Lemongrass is also used as flavoring for Asian soups and is made into syrups.
industrialLemongrass is a source of citronella oil.

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flavor profile

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Bright and fresh with lemon notes.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

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Lemongrass, also called oil grass, is a tropical grass native to Southeast Asia that is also grown for culinary and ornamental purposes in warm, humid climates elsewhere.

The young shoots are commonly used in Asian cuisine to add lemony flavor to soups, such as classic Thai version that includes cilantro and chili pepper. In India, lemongrass is often used as an ingredient in a specialty herbal coffee called chukku kaapi. This beverage is also considered a traditional Kashayam, an Ayurvedic tonic that typically includes holy basil (Tulsi), black pepper and ginger.

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