Lemon Myrtle Rainforest Spice 70g
Memorable Quotes: "Of course Lemon Myrtle is very In, its very now..." Lindy Milan Food Editor for Women's Day.
"Lemon Myrtle, I've been looking for this everywhere, I have several recipes that use Lemon Myrtle from the magazines but have not been able to find it for sale anywhere" One happy customer at our monthly North Sydney Produce Market, the 3rd Saturday of each month.
Tasting Notes: Lemon Myrtle is our most wonderful Rainforest Spice. It has a crisp, clean and endlessly refreshing aroma of lemon, lime and lemongrass that reflects well on the palate. Also makes a tasty herbal or green tea, hot or iced and has many medicinal benefits.
Natural History: Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora is a medium sized coastal rainforest tree which prefers to grow in humid sub tropical conditions. It is the worlds richest source of citral which is also the essential oil found in Lemongrass. The best cultivars of Lemon Myrtle contain up to 11 times the essential oil content as Lemongrass. Current research is revealing the wonderful healing properties of Lemon Myrtle Oil, reputed to have better healing properties than tea tree oil.
Cultural History: Lemon Myrtle was undoubtedly used by the coastal Aboriginal tribes of northern NSW where it grows naturally. They would have used it with their cooking and probably used the branches in ground ovens to add their delicious aroma to the baked foods as they did with other aromatic herbs. Lemon Myrtle was also used as herbal medicine with leaves wrapped over wounds to help with the healing process as the swamp tea tree was.
Ingredients: Mechanically dried premium (high citral) Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora Leaf (100%), 1.6mm flake size.
Using Your Lemon Mrytle: Lemon Myrtle is another of the more versatile of our native spices. You can use it anywhere you would use Lemongrass, in Thai cooking, in soups and is especially good sprinkled over fish before baking. Add to the stuffing of turkey or chicken and the meat will be infused with the delicious aroma of Lemon Myrtle. Also makes a good tea, either by itself or with a green tea, be sure to allow to infuse for at least 5 minutes. Also good added to pancake batter (1-2teasp), add 2 teaspoons to your favouite Cheesecake filling and allow to sit overnight before serving, Delicious!
Made By: Kurrajong Native Foods
Left: One of our supplier' Lemon Myrtle Plantations in northern NSW near Byron Bay, these trees are 4 years old and are in flower. The flowers can be used in tea and are also traded in the florist industry
Storage: Must be stored in complete darkness and the cooler the better. Will last for 18 months with minimal loss of flavour, colour and structure but deteriorates from 18-36 months. To keep longer than best before date on bottle, store in freezer.
Other Lemon Myrtle Creations: Lemon Myrtle Tea, Lemon Myrtle Pure Spice in spice card size, 70g & 1kg. Lemon Myrtle & Mountain Pepper Seasoning, Lemon Myrtle food grade essential oil available by request.