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This item was last sold on : 03/14/18
Lavender MicroFlowers™ is the small petite variety of common lavender. They have thin, long, erect, green stems and are harvested between 12-15 centimeters. Midway along the stem, small clusters of flowers begin to blossom in a circular arrangement of six to ten blossoms. The flowers range in color from bright blue-violet to pale lavender. Lavender MicroFlowers™ are highly aromatic with a sweet, floral scent. Its flavor is earthy and sweet with an herbaceous undertone.
Lavender MicroFlowers™ are available year-round.
Lavender MicroFlowers™, of the species Lavandula, are a petite version of the classic perennial, lavender and a member of the Labiate or mint family. It is most commonly used in the production of aromatic oils and for its culinary properties as an herb.
Lavender is commonly used in alternative medical therapies such as acupuncture, massage and aromatherapy for the treatment of joint pain, anxiety, headaches and insomnia.
Lavender MicroFlowers™ are used in culinary preparations for both decorative purposes and for their aromatic properties. Combine with other petite, fragrant herbs in oil infusions or when pickling vegetables. Use as garnish atop cakes, tarts and shortbread. Add to cocktails, champagne and lemonade. Lavender MicroFlowers™ pair well with soft cheeses, poultry, lamb, honey, pastries and cream based sauces.
Native to the Mediterranean lavender has been a popular herb for centuries. It has long been used for its aromatic properties as a purfume and bath addative in Greece, Rome and Egypt. Dried flowers were used by royalty and the upper classes to add a pleasant scent to linens, rooms and seat cushions. During the middle ages it was also commonly used for cleaning purposes in castles and medical facilities and in the treatment of wounds durning war time due to its insecticidal and antimicrobial properties. Lavender thrives in well drained soils with ample sun exposure and today is grown worldwide with the bulk of production coming from Australia, the United States and France.
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