Lemon balm, with its crinkled, serrated leaves, is native to southern Europe and western Asia. When crushed, the leaves have a fresh lemon scent that makes it perfect in marinades for fish and chicken.
Lemon Balm Usage
Lemon balm is best used fresh and brings a delicate lemon-mint flavor to drinks, smoothies, salads, cooked grains and fish. It can be also used to flavor sugar cookies, compound butters, and cheesecakes. Fresh leaves also make a great addition to fresh fruit desserts and cream sauces.
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