Considered both and herb and a vegetable, Sorrel has wide and varied culinary possibilities. But that’s not all – the gastronomic qualities of this tart leaf are of great benefit aiding in digestion. As well, it has many other medicinal values.
Leaves are oblong, 3 to 6 inches in length, slightly arrow-shaped at the base. Green sorrel will be a solid green color, while Red Fire Sorrel will be green but veined in deep red/purplish color.
Leaves and stems are juicy and have a very tart flavor. Some think it has a lemony taste; others have described it as “tasting like a kiwi”.
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