Botanic name: Rumex sanguineus
Health Benefits of Sorrel Rumex
Sorrel have distinctive red veins with crisp leaves and a sharp, tangy, acidic-lemon flavour.
Sorrel contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium as well as vitamins A and C, very high oxalate acid content which can be reduced by cooking.
Sorrel Rumex Growing Information
Sorrel prefers fertile, well-drained soil in a partly shaded position.
Sorrel Rumex Recipe
Melt 30 grams butter in a pan, add 100 grams Sorrel and cook till wilted.
Add 2tbs double cream and let cool, before adding 1 egg yolk, season with salt, pepper and a pinch of salt.
Stir to combine.
Pour over freshly poached eggs on toast.