Lemon Balm and Bees
Even from Ancient times, Organic Lemon Balm is closely connected with bees as they seem to have a special preference for the flowers of this plant. In Greek, Lemon Balm is called “Melissochorto” (Μελισσόχορτο), which translates to “Herb of the honey bees”.
Honey bees wait impatiently for summer to come so that they can draw out long sweet draughts of nectar from the delicate white flowers of the Lemon Balm plant.
Lemon Balm through the History
Devoted to goddess Artemis in Ancient Greece, Organic Lemon Balm was considered an elixir of youth. Throughout the Middle Ages, to ensure luck, Europeans filled different types of amulets with Lemon Balm that would carry along at all times.
Cultivating Lemon Balm
FYSIS procures its Organic Lemon Balm from small bio-farms who consider quality as their primary value. Our Organic Lemon Balm is preserved in the traditional way so that you receive only the most flavorful parts of the plant that will allow you to enhance your meals with the highest quality product available. FYSIS Organic Lemon Balm is carefully selected, meaning that we adhere to strict standards which ensure that you receive an organic herb free from pesticides as well as other harmful chemicals so that you can serve meals to your beloved ones with peace of mind and without having to worry about anything.
Organic Lemon Balm in Cuisine
Featuring its characteristic lemon flavor, Organic Lemon Balm intensifies when rubbed. It is best used wherever you apply lemon, as well as with lemon for a more intense flavor experience. Sweet and lemon-like on its own it’s often used to flavor raw fish, seafood, and green salads. Sometimes Lemon Balm is used as a flavoring in ice cream as well as in both hot and cold herbal teas. For meals and dishes, you can combine it with Bay Laurel, Rosemary, and Thyme.
Raw seafood – Fish – Green salads
Bay Laurel – Rosemary – Thyme
It is advised to be used in foods containing lemon as it enhances their flavor.