Lemongrass

Lemongrass
Lemongrass

Walking by this plant, you may never guess the lemony aroma you're taking in comes from what appears to be a long patch of grass. Lemongrass has a dense base and can actually grow up to 3 feet high! Its grassy shoots are used in teas, soups and stir fries across South and East Asia and would be a great addition to any Blast!

Selection Process

If using fresh, look for grasses with a lemony aroma and avoid leaves with any yellowing or dark spots. Wash and dry and store in a sealed bag or container to prevent the lemony aroma from changing flavors of other foods in your fridge. You can also freeze the grasses. Dry and ground lemongrass is a popular option, as well. Buy organic from authentic vending sources. Lemongrass can stay fresh up to several months when stored in a dry place.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (4.8 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 4.8

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.0g 0.0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.3mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 1.2g 0.4%

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.1g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 0.3% Iron 2.2%
Vitamin D 0.0% Thiamin 0.2%
Riboflavin 0.4% Niacin 0.3%
Vitamin B-6 0.2% Folate 0.9%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.0%
Phosphorus 0.5% Magnesium 0.7%
Zinc 0.7% Selenium 0.0%
Copper 0.6% Manganese 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.