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1+1 Sorrel Herb - Seeds

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Sorrel is a leafy green vegetable, grown for its pleasantly tart, lemon flavor. It sometimes grown as an herb and sometimes as a vegetable.
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Description for Sorrel Herb

It is a hardy perennial herb grown for its leaves. Sorrel has large, light to dark green, oblong-shaped and spinach-like leaves. It comes as fresh or frozen and chopped or whole. Its taste ranges from a refreshing, sharply acidic, or astringent spinach-like taste with bitter notes to a milder, lemony taste. The younger leaves are less acidic. The dried leaf loses its citrusylike flavor.

Common name(s): Spinach dock and Narrow-leaved dock.
Flower colours: Yellow-Reddish
Bloom time: Summer
Max reacahble height: 12-18 inches.
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow.

Planting and care

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Sunlight: Full sun.
Soil: Well drained soil with lots of organic matter.
Water: Moderately.
Temperature: 12-25 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer during growth.

Caring for Sorrel Herb

  • Water the sorrel plant regularly. Mulching will help conserve moisture and keep the leaves clean.
  • Apply any organic fertilizer every year.
  • Cut the seed stalks to the ground and remove any declining leaves. The plant should re-sprout with more tender leaves. Sorrel will self-seed if you leave the seed heads on the plants.
  • To keep your plants healthy and vigorous, divide them in spring or early summer every 3-4 years.

Harvesting

Summer

Typical uses of Sorrel Herb

Special features:

Culinary use: Its pungent and sour leaves are used as a vegetable, as a flavoring in omelets and sauces, and as the chief ingredient of creamed sorrel soup. The young leaves are used in salads.

Medicinal use:

  • Sorrel helps in maintaining healthy vision, skin, immune function, growth, and reproductive health.
  • Sorrel plant have fiber which may also help ward against certain health conditions including cancer, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
  • Sorrel is a primary ingredient in Essiac tea, a propriety blend of herbal tea that was rumored to cure breast cancer and prevent other diseases including HIV/AIDS and diabetes.

 

References

  • https://www.thespruceeats.com/all-about-sorrel-4102185
  • https://www.britannica.com/plant/sorrel

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