Lemony Lemongrass One of the most popular herbs used in Asian cuisine, Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) is an integral part of Sri Lankan cuisine and traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Ceylonese Lemongrass has aromatic lemony white fibrous flesh which once dried and powdered further concentrates the citrussy wild aroma and flavor. A true HEIRLOOM, Lemongrass has been grown in our spice gardens for centuries. Carefully harvested lemongrass stems are slowly sundried, then powdered and packed fresh into each HEIRLOOM Organic Ceylon Lemongrass pack.
Uses Brew into a warming herbal tea, steep in soup, stew, stock and curries. Blend into smoothies and cocktails. Add to salad dressing, roast potatoes, marinades, and dry rubs for an exotic zesty aroma! Adds a rich and fresh ‘lemony’ flavor.
Use savory or sweet.
Flavor Ceylon Lemongrass is aromatic and citrusy. Depending on the harvest and season every batch of Ceylon Lemongrass can vary in color and to a minor degree in taste as it is a natural cottage-industry product that does not use any chemical refining, additives, or preservatives to standardize product like with large-scale commercially grown and heavily processed spices
Ingredient 100% milled organic Ceylon Lemongrass
Storage Keep airtight in the pantry, away from sunlight and damp. Its potency and flavor remain strong as long as it is stored airtight. With a best before of two years from the manufacture date, Ceylon Lemongrass remains safe to use for even longer periods as long as it is stored with minimal exposure to light, air, and moisture. This is why HEIRLOOM Ceylon Lemongrass is packed at the origin, in the very region it is harvested from. This seals the freshness and reduces exposure from day one until the pack is opened by you.
Our promise There is nothing else. No refining or coloring. 100% zero-waste, no bi-products. This product is internationally accredited by Control Union; Certified Organic (EU and USDA NOP), ISO and/or HACCP certified.
Benefits Ceylon Lemongrass has many health benefits and used extensively in ayurvedic remedies for its antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Lemongrass is said to ease respiratory disorders and even relieve fever due to its antipyretic properties.
- Diuretic properties help alleviate water retention and detoxification
- Support natural immunity
- Improves blood circulation and regulate blood pressure
- Relieves sleeplessness
- Good for overall digestive health
- A natural remedy for menstrual cramps
Read more research-based information, here.
100+ years of expertise Our Ceylon Lemongrass sales supports the traditional livelihoods of villagers in the rainforest regions of Sri Lanka. This traditionally grown product allows village populations to utilize their age-old knowledge and expertise to survive in this modernized and mechanized world of manufacture by producing this 100% natural unrefined product. Backed by generations of expertise of the harvesters, and packed in a certified ISO and Organic processing mill, this product plays a vital role in the employment, welfare, and wellbeing of the rural village community. The children of our workforce are provided with school books and stationery for the entire school year. The mill also organizes religious and cultural events to inculcate a sense of belonging to a bigger cause, bringing a sense of pride and community to the villagers who are using age-old knowledge, treading lightly, and making a living for their families, sustainably.
Price for quality Our products are not mass-produced in vast industrialised factories. So we do not enjoy the economies of scale that supermarket brands do. We pay the millers and farmers a fair price. Specifically, batch-crafted for New Zealand, Kokonati & Heirloom products are made with multigenerational expertise and knowledge to be the best quality they can be and so easily justify the premium price for the premium quality you are getting.
Loyalty Just as we are fiercely loyal to the millers and families we work with, we also want to reward you, for your loyalty. So every time you purchase a Kokonati or an Heirloom product you also collect rewards points that can be redeemed for a discount at checkout. Remember to sign up for the reward points (the tab on the far mid-right edge of this screen).
Packaging and recycling 30g bag-in-box. Dispose of the soft plastic bag in the supermarket collection bin. The card box can be disposed of in your recycling bin. The reason we use a clear bag for spices is so you can see the product in the clear window in the front of the box before you buy. The box protects the product by reducing exposure to light thereby protecting the potency of the spice.
Advice when spices are used as a supplement: Most of these ancient spices have flavored our foods for centuries and are safe to consume regularly when used as a spice; a small proportion of ingredient when making foods. It would be very hard to overdose on a spice when it is a minute part of a food recipe. With recent research and articles highlighting the medicinal properties and health attributes of these spices, rather than just consuming it straight away as a supplement, it is always advisable to consult a nutritionist or doctor, if using this product as an ongoing treatment for a health issue. A health care provider may recommend a specific dosage depending on a person’s age, weight, and medical condition.