French Sorrel Seeds
is an easy to grow richly lemon flavored green herb. This mildly acidic herb, has long been praised throughout Europe, especially in France where it enjoys its greatest popularity.
is a very ancient herb, its name is derived from the Teutonic word for “sour”. Ancient species of sorrel
were extensively used in pharaonic Egypt and garden sorrel
, is still frequently found in modern Egyptian cooking. The ancient Greeks and Romans respected the herb for its role in promoting digestion and considered it a good complement to rich, fatty meals.
leaves are rich in potassium and vitamins C and A. In cooking, sorrel
is generally pureed and can be a perfect base for sauces that accompany poached eggs and fish. This herb is also used in mixed green salads, sandwiches, omelets, and with soft goat cheeses, veal, pork, and fish. Be careful to cut it only with stainless steel knives and refrain from cooking it in metal pots, because the high acidity of sorrel causes them to discolor.
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