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

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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