Product Highlight

Lavender

July 29, 2015

Product Highlight: Lavender

The fragrance is one of my favorites, the color is astonishing and turns out you can also add lavender to your food! Lavender tea is more common, but we have added it to our drinks and I must say that it works! So by now you might have guessed it, this week’s Product Highlight: Lavender!

Product Highlight: Lavender

  • Lavender comes from the Lamiaceae botanical family, commonly known as the mint family. Some of the world’s best varieties of lavender are English lavender. The oil extracted from hybrid English lavender varieties are most commonly used in the cosmetics industry
  • Vitamin A in this floral food is excellent for your eye health. It helps prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration as well as night blindness, dry eyes and eye infections

Product Highlight: Lavender

  • Eating lavender increases your iron intake. Iron helps make hemoglobin and myoglobin in your blood. The lack of iron may cause anemia, making you feel tired and lacking energy
  • This herb contains limonene, a type of antioxidant also found in citrus peel. It stimulates digestive enzymes in the liver which helps detoxify the liver
  • Lavender can be used on burns, insect bites and blemishes. The oil can be used to soothe aching muscles and joints, reduce anxiety and stress, and even help to induce sleep

Product-Highlight: Lavender

Tip: Use lavender in small quantities, since it’s flavor can be overbearing.

Tip: Make sure you use the edible variety of lavender, while the common garden variety can leave you with bitter tasting petals.

3 Great lavender recipes!

There are many ways in which you can use lavender in your food. It is often used to make delicious cakes and deserts. And, we’ve found three amazing recipes online that you’ll want to make immediately!

1. Raw Fig Cherry Lavender and Honey Cake

Fig-Cherry-Lavender-Cake-19

Can this cake look any more delicious?! It’s glutenfree, dairy free and refined sugar free and therefore a guilty free pleasure.

{Photo and recipe by Lauren Glucina – ascentionkitchen.com }

2. Honey Lavender Macarons

Lavender Macarons

Even though we love macarons (who doesn’t?!), we do find them hard to make. However, Megan from Hint of Vanilla does clearly explain the steps we need to take and these honey lavender macarons looks amazing!

{Photo and recipe by Megan – hintofvinalla.blogspot.ca}

3. No Churn Blueberry and Lavender Ice Cream

No Churn Blueberries And Lavender Ice Cream

Perhaps our favourite recipe out of the three. It’s simple, easy to make and perfect for the summer. This is one ice cream we have to make ourselves!

{Photo and recipe by Aimee – twiggstudios.com}

The first picture (lavender field) in this article comes from mathildajarlmo.com.

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