Lemon grass

Lemon grass gives a wonderful lemony aroma to dishes without making them sour. It’s great in stir-fry, stews, Thai cuisine or tea. In addition to its culinary usage, lemongrass offers a wide array of medicinal benefits and is in extensive demand due to its antimicrobial properties across Southeast Asia, as well as the African and American continents.

Interesting Facts about Lemongrass

  • Native to India and Sri Lanka, fragrant lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) grows in 2- to 4-foot-high clumps, spreading to 3 feet.
  • The lime green, ornamental grass is a common ingredient in Thai and Vietnamese cuisines, being widely grown in Southeast Asia for culinary purposes.
  • Thai and Vietnamese cooks commonly add diced or shredded lemongrass stems to stir-fries, curries, marinades and soups.
  • Lemongrass is often used in soups and curries but it is also a great ingredient to make a delicious tea particularly if combined with fresh organic ginger.
  • Lemongrass tea is not only delicious but is known as the ultimate natural remedy for a cold !

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