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.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • 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

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fibre
Sugar
Protein
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

*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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