Although commonly found today, Lavender is native to northern Africa and the mountainous Mediterranean regions.
Lavender grows as a small shrub with fragrant violet flowers and green or pale grey leaves.
Lavender leaves and flowers, whether fresh or dried, are actually edible and have a mildly sweet but slightly bitter aftertaste. They can flavour salads, jellies, sorbets, desserts, drinks, and also used as a marinade sauce.
- High in antioxidants and antimicrobial properties which are in the form of essential oils which help detoxify and protect the immune system of the body. (1)
- Supplies ferulic acid which supports the inhabitation of cancer growths. (2)
- The flowers consist of linalool and linalyl acetate which has been used in aromatherapy remedies to treat numerous ailments including neurological disorders, stress, anxiety attacks, rheumatism, distension, and insomnia due to its calming effects. (3)
Lavender Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, fresh
|Calories from Fat|
|Total Carbohydrates||11 g|
|Vitamin A||Vitamin C|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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