Lemon Myrtle
Lemon Myrtle
Lemon Myrtle
Lemon Myrtle

Lemon Myrtle

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The Lemon Myrtle is a beautiful Australian shrub, whose leaves have been used by Indigenous Australians for a swag of purposes. Traditionally used both to flavour foods and as a healing oil, Lemon Myrtle is high in antioxidants,  minerals & Vitamin C. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular Australian native herbs, with its fresh aroma of citrus, with delicate menthol touches and a strong lemon flavour, which is sweet and refreshing.  

  • 100% natural 
  • No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours 
  • Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar 
  • GMO free 
  • Halal certified 
  • Kosher certified 
  • Source of fibre 
  • Vegan 

 Flavour  

  • Lemon Myrtle has a refreshing, sweet and intense, botanical citrus flavour, similar to lemongrass herb. 

Product Size 

Finely Ground Powder 

  • 20g 
  • 80g 
  • 250g 
  • 500g 
  • 1kg 
  • 10kg 

Flaked

  • 250g 
  • 500g 
  • 1kg 
  • 10kg 

Shelf life 

  • 24 months from date of packing 
  • Store in cool, dry place 
  • Lemon Myrtle is perfect for flavouring jam and preserves, as well as salad dressings, marinades, mayonnaise, savoury and sweet sauces, sorbet and ice cream.  
  • Use as a substitute for lemongrass in Asian dishes. 
  • It pairs well with cream and fruit-based desserts, cheese, cakes and biscuits.  
  • Perfectly complements a variety of fruit, in particular apple, pear, citrus, tropical fruits, watermelon and coconut. 
  • Use on roasted root vegetables – sweet potato, pumpkin, beetroot, carrot, turnip, parsnip. Rub into fish before pan-frying and finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice 

VEGAN LEMON MYRTLE AND POPPYSEED DONUTS 

Time: 30 minutes 
Serves: 12 donuts 

Donuts you say? Are you a donut fan? How about when you get to make your own, watching them rise up perfectly in the oven, perfectly filling out the pan around the hole in the middle and then coming out all ready for your favourite topping. For us that topping is zesty Lemon Myrtle. Use the recipe below which features wholesome ingredients, and lets you make healthy vegan donuts. 

INGREDIENTS 

For the Donuts 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Myrtle powder 
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Myrtle extract 
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds 
  • 1 1/3 cup almond milk 
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted 
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence 

For the Topping 

  • 1 cup powdered sugar 
  • 1–2 tbsp almond milk 
  • 1 tsp Lemon Myrtle extract 
  • ½ tsp Lemon Myrtle powder 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds 
  • Handful crushed almonds to sprinkle on top 

METHOD 

For the Donuts 

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. 
  • In a bowl, mix together the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, poppy seeds and lemon myrtle powder. 
  • In another bowl, mix together the almond milk, lemon myrtle extract, coconut oil and vanilla essence. 
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together just until combined. Ensure not to over mix. 
  • Spoon the batter into a piping bag, or a large ziplock bag and cut a hole in the corner. 
  • Once batter is ready, spray your donut pan and spoon batter in. If you don’t have a donut pan you can alternatively turn the batter into cupcakes and spoon into a muffin tin. 
  • Spray your donut pan with some cooking spray, and then pipe the batter into the pan. 
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and a knife comes out clean. 
  • Remove from the oven and place on a rack to completely cool. 
For the Topping
  • Mix the powdered sugar, almond milk, lemon myrtle powder and extract, vanilla and poppy seeds together until combined. 
  • Once donuts are cooled, drizzle coconut topping over each one, add crushed almonds and then place in the fridge until firm. 

TIPS 

Mix up the recipe by replacing Lemon Myrtle with other native ingredients such as Strawberry Gum, Davidson Plum, Riberry, Kakadu Plum and more. To make this Gluten Free, swap the flour for Gluten Free flour. 

Find more recipes here! 

  • Contains powerful antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, which are even superior to those found in tea tree oil. 
  • Lemon myrtle is a great source of antioxidants and has an antioxidant capacity higher than the blueberry! 
  • Lemon myrtle is an excellent source of calcium, folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and essential minerals including zinc and magnesium.  
  • Traditionally used as a medicinal herb for treating headaches.

100% dried and ground Lemon Myrtle 

 

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