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 cup (67.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 66.3

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.3g 0.5%

Saturated Fat 0.1g 0.4%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 4.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 17.0g 5.7%

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 1.2g

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 4.4% Iron 30.4%
Vitamin D 0.0% Thiamin 2.9%
Riboflavin 5.3% Niacin 3.7%
Vitamin B-6 2.7% Folate 12.6%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.3%
Phosphorus 6.8% Magnesium 10.1%
Zinc 10.0% Selenium 0.7%
Copper 8.9% Manganese 175.0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.