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10 Amazing Facts About Sorrel Leaves

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Do not pass sorrel through a meat grinder – this leads to the destruction of vitamin C. In cooking, sorrel is used as a filling for pies, soups, salads are prepared with it. What do you know about sorrel leaves?

  1. Sorrel is called “Rumex” in Latin.
  2. For a long time, in some countries, sorrel was considered exclusively a weed, while in others this plant has long been successfully eaten.
  3. The people often called sorrel “wild beet” or “meadow apple”.
  4. The French proclaimed sorrel as one of their national vegetables. The second they consider carrots.
  5. There are over 150 species of this plant, but not all of them are edible. Many of them are just weeds and nothing more.
  6. Sorrel leaves contain mineral salts, proteins, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamins, citric, and malic acid. Sorrel should not be minced – this leads to the destruction of vitamin C.
  7. In cooking, sorrel is used as a filling for pies, soups, and salads are prepared with it. There are many recipes where sorrel is the main ingredient.
  8. In France, they make mashed sorrel with the addition of sweet mustard, and they also use sorrel to make the famous French herb soup.
  9. In England, the popular “green sauce” – sorrel puree with sugar and vinegar, which is served with cold boiled veal.
  10. In Greece, national “green” soups are prepared from sorrel leaves, dandelion leaves, young nettle, and soft sheep’s cheese.

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