garden sorrel


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garden sorrel

garden sorrel

Very popular use worldwide. Flowers and leaves are tart, lemon tasting, so use like a lemon, in salads etc. Sometimes even tastes like kiwi or strawberry. Roots run very deep, so very nutritious. Seeds and flowers grow in long clusters at top o stalk. Flowers often red. High in oxalic acid, so either eat sparingly or steam/cook first.
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In my garden the perennial Garden Sorrel is the first to offer