In the garden:
• P• Sorrel ( Rumex acetosa ):
•Lance shaped mid-green leaves with a delicious sour taste.
•Beautiful dark red veins with a milder taste than Sorrel.
•Attractive foliage plant to add colour and interest to the gardenerennial, Evergreen, Frost tolerant.
•±60cm; Spread: ±30cm.
• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.
• Pick fresh leaves throughout the year.
Use Sorrel and Bloody Sorrel leaves to add a lemony or fresh apple flavour to:
• Fresh young leaves in salads.
• Cooked and eaten like spinach; In Soups, Stews, Egg dishes, Omelettes, Soft cheeses, Mayonnaise, Pancake batter.
• Roast Lamb - a change from mint sauce; Fish sauces, Beef, Poultry, Pork, Tenderizing meat - wrap around meat or add pounded leafs to a marinade.
Sorrel may be beneficial in the following cases:
•Blood cleansing and Blood improving qualities,
Preparation and dosage:
• Include in diet.
• Avoid over use if you are predisposed to rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or gastric hyperacidity due to its oxalic acid content.