ANISEED MYRTLE (Syzygium anisatum) DRIED GROUND LEAF
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Used as a flavouring spice and herbal tea ingredient. Although previously known, it was first sold in the early 1990s as a bushfood spice.
Aniseed Myrtle has a subtle sweet liquorice flavour. Great with fish or pork, steamed rice, seafood, biscuits, ice-cream or tea.
Popular as a scented savoury sauce or marinade for meats and sets a deep fragrant flavour to salad dressings.
It is related to the ever-popular lemon myrtle and is grown in the rainforest areas of eastern Australia. The leaf is used either fresh or dried, the latter being ground to a fine powder.
High in Vitamin C, E and folate, also chlorophyll a and b; which is the major pigment present in plants, also plays a vital role in reducing oxidative stress in the human body. It has high levels of lutein, a compound important in the role of eye health. It contains high levels of zinc, calcium and evaluated as very high in magnesium.
Use it instead of Star Anise or fennel in your cooking.