Culinary Lavender

Culinary Lavender
Culinary Lavender
Culinary Lavender Culinary Lavender
SKU
100609 001
$6.14
Net Weight:
0.8 oz
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Culinary Lavender's is most often considered native to the Mediterranean region but its natural range is in Arabia, the Canary Islands, Eastern Africa, India and Southern Europe. Lavender's popularity in cooking extends to both savory and sweet dishes.

Our Lavender is sourced in France and can quickly overpower a recipe so use sparingly. This is especially true when using to marinate meats. Long marinating results in an unacceptable flavor. Lavender has an intense, spicy and sweetly floral aroma with mint and lemon undertones. The taste has a touch of camphor with a hint of bitterness. It has also been described as having the intriguing appeal of a good wine's bouquet.

Typically the dried buds (also called flowers) are used for cooking although some chefs will also use the leaves. The essential oil of the Lavender Herb is only found in the buds.

Culinary Lavender flowers are most commonly found in dessert recipes, but as you become more comfortable cooking with this herb, you'll quickly find that it is also a spectacular addition to savory foods. Lavender, like rosemary, adds a robust flavor to roasted meats and is particularly good with chicken, lamb, pheasant and rabbit.

In France, Lavender is used in combination with the Mediterranean herbs thyme, savory and rosemary in a savory blend called Herbs de Provence. In Morocco it may be found in some recipes of Ras El Hanout.

For use in desserts we like to grind a few Lavender flowers along with some sugar into a fine powder called Lavender Sugar - this provides for optimum flavor as the grinding process breaks down the buds while the sugar absorbs the aromatic essential oils. This is especially good with black and red fruits such as blackberries, blueberries, cherries, plums and strawberries.

Lavender works well in combination with marjoram, Mediterranean oregano, parsley, rosemary, savory and thyme.

Some like to scatter the petals over cake as a decoration. You can also experiment with this flavor by steeping the lavender flowers in warm milk, cream, sugar syrups or wine to flavor desserts or sorbets. Lavender homemade ice cream is heavenly and we have also enjoyed it in chocolate mousse.

Helpful hint: Be sure that if you are cooking with Lavender that you are using a culinary grade lavender. Do not buy lavender that you are going to cook with from a craft shop as craft lavender typically contains high levels of toxic pesticides.

We also carry a top grade Dried Rose Petals.

** This product is certified kosher.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium0.0mg0%

Total Carbohydrate0.0g0%

Dietary Fiber0.0g0%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.0g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium0mg0%

Iron0mg0%

Potassium0mg0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.6 out of 5
11 total ratings.

Shawn P. (Verified buyer) 07/20/2021
Great lavender for a great Great lavender for a great price. Looking for more recipes.

Tracy W. (Verified buyer) 02/19/2021
Purchased to be used in Purchased to be used in a home brew. The lavender seems great, unfortunately I haven't had a chance to use it yet.

Amy O. (Verified buyer) 07/31/2019
Lavender Love Amazing quality!! Fast delivery. And the complimentary sample of Pennsylvania pepper was awesome.

Mary B. (Verified buyer) 05/07/2019
Culinary Lavender Finding great quality Culinary Lavender at a very reasonable price is not easy! I used to buy it from our local Treasure Island Grocery Stores and then in their small containers by Dean and DeLucca at outrageous prices. I now always buy from Spices Inc...their repertory of ingredients is highly impressive w.equally great shipping and very reasonable pricing! The quality of this product is exceptional! Rendered w/this product were Lemon Lavender Pound Cake; Lavender Italian Buttercream; Lavender Jam; Lavender Muffins...all delicious, from my Home Bakery Business.

Kathleen T. (Verified buyer) 11/13/2018
Lavender Nice choice lavender with good aroma.

tracey (Verified buyer) 04/07/2016
Lavender Lavender

Rita (Verified buyer) 07/25/2015
Lavender WOW! It smells amazing, is flavorful, fragrant, and just perfect in every possible way.

Anonymous (Verified buyer) 02/03/2013
Lavender Used it to infuse a cake and the flavor was subtle but present. Just the way I hoped! Looking forward to many more uses.

Tamira (Verified buyer) 09/30/2012
Lavender Lavender

Sheila B. (Verified buyer) 05/29/2020
Good flavor Used to make lavender lemonade. Not as "purple" as I had hope, but still a good flavor.
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