Lemon Grass

Lemon grass belongs to a large family of perennial grasses. It grows in clumps of stalks, and resembles green onions in shape. Lemon grass has thin, pointed, inedible leaves. In fact only the bottom, white portion of the plant is used in cooking. The stalk is somewhat woody, and the outer layers are often peeled off and discarded. Lemon grass is most often found in Thai and southeast Asian cuisine and is used to flavor soups and sauces.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 cup, 67 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 66
  • Calories from fat: 3
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Total Carbs: 17g
    • Fiber: g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 3%
  • Calcium: 4%
  • Iron: 30%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round, sporadically May - June

Also Known As

  • Lemongrass
  • Barbed wire grass
  • Silky heads
  • Citronella grass
  • Citronella
  • Fever grass
  • Serai
  • Sereh
  • Takrai

Store around 45°F. Keep cool and dry.

  • East-Indian Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
  • West-Indian lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Recipes

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