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Lemon Grass

Other names: lemongrass

Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), a native of India, is widely used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking. Lemon grass is a perennial, which means once you plant it, the grass comes back year after year. Depending on the area you live in the plant will go dormant in the winter. In harsh climates the plant will need to be potted and wintered indoors. This aromatic herb is used in Caribbean and many types of Asian cooking and has become very popular in the United States. Most of the commercial crops for the United States are grown in California and Florida. Lemon grass is also used for medicinal purposes.
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Substitute for lemon grass

Substitute zest from 1 lemon for 2 stalks of lemon grass

Equivalents

2 stalks   =   1 tbsp. finely chopped

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Nutrition Facts
(USDA#11972)
Serving Size
1 cup (67 grams)
Calories
66
Total Fat
0g
  Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
4mg
Potassium
484mg
Total Carbohydrates
17g
  Dietary Fiber
0g
  Sugars
0g
Protein
1g
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