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The refreshing flavor of Melissa’s Sorrel adds a subtle tartness to an assortment of culinary favorites.
The refreshing flavor of Melissa’s Sorrel adds a subtle tartness to an assortment of culinary favorites. This hardy member of the buckwheat family can often be found in cream soups (including the popular Sorrel soup), omelets, breads, salads, sauces and cole slaw. Sometimes cooked and served like spinach, Melissa’s Sorrel can also be used as a substitute for lettuce in sandwiches. Sorrel leaves resemble spinach and range in color from pale to dark green.
Melissa’s Fresh Herbs are hand selected for excellent quality. Choose fresh-looking Sorrel with good color and a clean, fresh scent. Avoid any brown spots or wilted stalks or leaves. Use soon after purchasing.
To keep fresh, refrigerate in a plastic bag filled with air and securely closed. Store in the vegetable crisper section of the refrigerator. If leaves do become wilted, an ice water bath can revive them. Place Melissa’s Herbs stem side down in a jar of water (similar to fresh flowers) and cover with a tightly closed plastic bag. Store away from ethylene-producing fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, bananas and peppers.
Leaves should be thoroughly washed and dried before using.