Import specialist EHL Ingredients has launched a brand new natural ingredient to the UK food sector: Lemon Myrtle.
It’s among the first suppliers to import the herb, a bush spice which combines the tartness of lemon with the sweetness of basil, into the UK from Australia.
EHL Ingredients can supply Lemon Myrtle as a herbal tea mix, or in bulk for adding to tea blends. In foods, the herb can be used as a replacement for lemongrass, lemon zest or instead of the kaffa lime leaf in Asian-style cuisine.
Tasneem Backhouse, Sales Director at EHL Ingredients comments: “While Lemon Myrtle may be relatively new to the UK, in Australia it has been used as an ingredient and medicinal remedy for centuries. Many people recognise it in oil format as an essential oil for use in cosmetics, but its use as a food ingredient is set to be one of the nexttrends in cookery.
“We decided to launch the product following demand from our customers for a quality, versatile Lemon Myrtle herb and we trialled many varieties before selecting our unique blend. We are confident that demand for unusual herbs, such as Lemon Myrtle, will continue to grow as consumers become more knowledgeable about international flavours thanks to travel, cookery shows, restaurant experience and home cooking.”
“Our products are 100% natural and have been trialled and tested to ensure flavours are maintained during the food production process resulting in high quality dishes and desserts.”