Lemon Myrtle - Melbourne Bushfood
Lemon Myrtle - Melbourne Bushfood
Lemon Myrtle - Melbourne Bushfood
Lemon Myrtle - Melbourne Bushfood

Lemon Myrtle

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Lemon Myrtle // Backhousia citriodora

Lemon Myrtle is a powerfully citrus herb that offers an exceptionally sweet, lemony flavour. Native to the tropical north-east, Lemon Myrtle is commonly used in a variety of applications from food all the way  to hygiene products. Traditionally used as a topical treatment, Aboriginal Australians would grind the fresh leaves into a paste and apply topically to wounds.

The natural essential oil found within the leaf is what gives the sweet flavour. When cooking with Lemon Myrtle, it is recommended that you use the herb in the last 10 minutes to avoid diluting the essential oil, and thus the flavour (except when baking). 

 

 

Culinary Uses:

Sprinkle over grilled fish or chicken, use in your favourite cupcake recipes, make a syrup, or a warm brew to numb a sore throat.

Recipe

 Crumbed Fish with Lemon Myrtle and Pepperberry

Outback BBQ steak with Tasmanian Mountain Pepperberry and Bush Tomato Relish

Lemon Myrtle and Wattleseed Shortbread

Crumbed Fish with Lemon Myrtle and Pepperberry

Lemon Chicken Recipe with Native Australian Spices (Lemon Myrtle & Tasmanian Pepperberry)

 

Nutritional Properties:  

High in the essential oil 'citral', Lemon Myrtle is a naturally antibacterial and is rich in antioxidants that are important in fighting free radicals that cause damage to cells. 

p / 100g
Lutein 6.56mg
Magnesium 188.4mg
Folate 71ug
Vitamin E 21.2mg
Zinc 1.4mg
Calcium 1583mg
Iron 5.77mg
Potassium 1258mg
Magnese 1.28mg
Copper 0.474mg

^ From 'Heath Benefits of Australian Native Foods' by the Australian Government.

Ingredients: 100% Australian Grown Lemon Myrtle

Learn more about the Health Benefits, Origin, and Uses of this incredible Australian ingredient! Click here to learn more!

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D
D.H.
Lemon Myrtle

Absolutely gorgeous, I made some individual honey, macadamia and lemon myrtle cakes, they are amazingly good!

j
j.g.
Lemon Myrte

Fresh & very tasty I added to crumb chicken, delicious

W
W.P.
Lemon Myrtle, great herb

I recently used the Lemon Myrtle on fish when I was cooking it and it was beautiful. Melbourne Bushfood also sent me another one to try which was great unfortunately I had no idea what it was and how to use it.

S
S.
Sweet and savoury

I used this to make a trio of native spice in creams. It is also great with fish and chicken

A
A.
Lemon Myrtle is the best

Such a fragrant Australian herb! Beautifully packaged and lovely freshness. I used this in both sweet and savoury dishes and used it as a caffeine free tisane in the evenings. It also makes an awesome iced tea (add some other fruits too - works really well with chopped granny smith apple or pineapple and ice). I put it in cocktails, milkshakes (great with coconut or vanilla), jellied desserts, sprinkled it over coconut sorbet, added it to my pineapple granita and of course in baking (lemon tarts and cake, coconut cake and scones. It is equally good in savoury baking (lemon myrtle and cheese turnovers, in spanakopita, sprinkled over soups just before serving, on pasta, added on the rice in an avocado sushi roll, on my soft tofu salad, in my salad dressing. You can see the list is endless! Don't buy the 20g packet, go straight for 50g.

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A.N.
Lemon myrtle

Absolutely love this extremely versatile seasoning