Yay for all the Myrtle's

We have two new myrtles in stock 

Anise Myrtle 

 

The most perfect substitute for any licorice in both sweet and savory dishes. Dried and ground, ready for your use at home.

Anise Myrtle (syzygium anisatum) this rainforests species has leaves with strong liquorice and aniseed flavours. Also known as aniseed myrtle or ringwood, it is found naturally in the subtropical rainforests of northern New South Wales. Anise myrtle leeaf is one of the highest sources of the compound anethole, which gives it the aniseed flavour and aroma, and you will see when when you use it at home.  

Seasonality:  Dried all year

Comparisons: Fennel, liquorice root 

This spice is featured in these recipes in Warndu Mai 

  • Beetroot, ginger & anise myrtle soup
  • ice-cream 
  • roasted beetroot 
  • tea 

Cinnamon Myrtle 

Dried and ground ready for your cooking and baking. This incredible leaf packs a punch and really can just substitute your normal cinnamon. 

Cinnamon myrtle (backhousia myrtifolia) this lovely rainforest tree has cream flowers and cinnamon-scented leaves. While you will probably buy it in dried leaf form, all you need to do is grind it in spice grinder and keep it in an airtight jar. use it in the place of traditional cinnamon wherever you can, through use a little less as it's much stronger in flavour.  

Seasonality: all year dried 

Comparison:  Cinnamon 

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