Lemongrass is a perennial plant with thin, long leaves and is commonly used as a flavouring in Asian cooking recipes. It adds a citrus flavour and enhances the overall taste of the dish.
• Possess anti-hyperlipidemic and anti-hypercholesterolemic properties: Supports healthy cholesterol levels
• Cleanse and flush harmful waste from the body: Detoxifies the body and maintain digestive health
• Contains sedative and hypnotic properties: Calm muscles and nerves which may aid in promoting quality sleep
• Phytonutrients: Improve blood circulation and help in relieving spasms, muscle cramps, sprains, and backaches
• Astringent and antiseptic qualities: Acts as an effective cleanser for oily or acne-prone skin, strengthening the skin tissues and toning up the pores
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Lemongrass is commonly used as a flavouring in Southeast Asian cuisines.
• Adds flavours to teas, curries, and soups
• Added during the preparation of pudding, meat products and baked goods.
• Adds fragrance to soaps and cosmetic products
• Store lemongrass loosely wrapped in the fridge for up to several weeks
• Alternatively, wrap it well and freeze it
- Chop or mince it and then freeze it in 1-tablespoon bits (an ice cube tray is useful for this
- Freeze until hard and then transfer to a sealable plastic bag for longer-term storage
- Ready for use whereby you can simply throw it into marinades, dressings, and stir-fry right from the freezer