Strongly aromatic, celery-like favor, good celery substitute. European staple as a savory flavoring to stews, soup, poultry, vegetables and perfect battuto, finely chopped vegetables, for a sauce. Roots and seeds are edible. Can be applied to wounds as an antiseptic. Plants are small the first year but can grow to over 6’ in subsequent years. Also known as Wild Celery. Tags: Color: Green, Certification: Organic.
The exact native range is disputed; some sources cite it as native to much of Europe and southwestern Asia, others from only the eastern Mediterranean region in southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, and yet others only to southwestern Asia in Iran and Afghanistan, citing European populations as naturalised. It has been long cultivated in Europe, the leaves being used as a herb, the roots as a vegetable, and the seeds as a spice, especially in southern European cuisine. Delicious lovage recipes