Lemongrass

Lemongrass originated in Asia and is widely used as a herb in Asian cuisine. It has a subtle citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered but is best used fresh. Lemongrass is popular in teas, soups and curries – and to flavour poultry, fish, beef, and seafood.

The botanical name for Lemongrass is Cymbopogon; it’s a genus of more than 50 species rather than a single species of plant. Each variety is slightly different – but they all share the distinctive citron scent and flavour. In the right climate, Lemongrass grows vigorously and finds many uses – not only in cookery but as natural insect repellants and scents.

Some aromatherapists make regular use of Lemongrass oil – which is also widely used as a natural pesticide and preservative.

It’s best to cook with fresh Lemongrass (that’s what we sell at the Village herb Farm!  Use the stems and leaves to flavour soups, stews, curries and other meals – or to make a delicious herbal teas. Remember: this is a fibrous plant; either remove it after cooking or ensure it’s been very thoroughly cooked.

 

Health and Safety

The Village Herb Farm implements three major standards:

1/ GAP (Good Agricultural Practices): this focuses on four basic components of production: soil, water, hands, and surfaces. By developing guidelines to address potential risks associated with each component, both quality and safety of harvested produce can be enhanced.

2/ GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices): the cornerstone of food quality and safety. GMP includes a food safety plan that incorporates water, product and facility testing.

3/ HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) - a systematic 7-step process that identifies “Critical Control Points” in the production process and seeks to eliminate risk posed at those points.

We have written procedures for all three processes, with monitoring and verification implemented to ensure procedures are carried out and achieve requirements. An audit every six months certifies we do as we say.

Our customers are our business and our business is our livelihood. Our total commitment is to our customers and their need to have confidence in our ability to supply safe, quality products.

Contact Us

Phone: (07) 4093 7482
Email: info@villageherb.com.au