Lemon Myrtle might just be one of the best known Australian Native plants.
The Lemon Myrtle is a rainforest tree. Not just a perfect cooking addition, the leaves are also the purest source of natural citral (90-98%) making lemon myrtle a powerful essential oil. It has a refreshing clean citrus aroma and taste and goes in just about everything. Dubbed the ‘Queen of the Herbs’ she is more lemony than a lemon will ever be.
◎ Common Name: Lemon Myrtle
◎ Scientific or Latin Name: Backhousia citriodora
◎ Comparison: Lemon
◎ Seasonality: All year dried
◎ Region: Rainforest
This spice is featured in these recipes from Warndu Mai
◎ Finger Lime and Lemon Myrtle Cheesecake
◎ Native Plum, Lemon Myrtle and Limoncello Trifle
◎ Iced Tea Recipes