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Can you eat the leaves of lemongrass?
Last Updated: 13th March, 2020
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Moreover, what part of lemongrass plant is edible?
Only the tender part of the bottom third–a tightly packed bulb–of the lemon grass is edible. This part can be sliced or pounded after the tough outer leaves or layers are removed. Once the fibrous inner stem is finely, finely sliced, you can add it raw to salads.
Secondly, are all types of lemongrass edible? There are more than 50 types of lemon grass, not all of which are edible. Lemon grass grows well in the tropics and can be found throughout the world in tropical locations, as well as hot and dry climates such as the Mediterranean and Australia.
Also Know, how do you use fresh lemongrass leaves?
To use lemongrass in marinades, stir-fries, salads, spice rubs, and curry pastes, trim the top and base of the stalks—you want to use only the bottom 4 inches or so. Then peel off any dry or tough outer layers before finely chopping or mincing.
What are the benefits of lemongrass leaves?
Lemongrass is a plant. The leaves and the oil are used to make medicine. Lemongrass is used for treating digestive tract spasms, stomachache, high blood pressure, convulsions, pain, vomiting, cough, achy joints (rheumatism), fever, the common cold, and exhaustion. It is also used to kill germs and as a mild astringent.