Lemon Balm

lemon balmLemon 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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Lemon Balm Recipes

Lemon Balm Cookies