Description: Common sorrel or garden sorrel (Rumex acetosa), often simply called sorrel, is a perennial herb in the family Polygonaceae. It is a common plant in grassland habitats and is cultivated as a garden herb or leaf vegetable (pot herb).
Culinary Uses: Common sorrel has been cultivated for centuries. The leaves may be puréed in soups and sauces or added to salads; they have a flavour that is similar to kiwifruit or sour wild strawberries.
Part Of Plant Used: Leaves
Sorrel comes in the following retail packages:
While not among the best-known herbs, this slightly bitter, somewhat lemony delicacy can be used in salads and as a unique way to add flavor to soups.