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Eucalyptus

Flavour profile

Aromatic

Intensity:

pairing:

The aromatic flavour profile enriches recipes, adding character and enjoyable nuances.

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The aromatic flavour profile is full-bodied, inviting and harmonious, and can accentuate the sensory qualities of other spices. It is an excellent all-round flavour enhancer. It can create an interesting and important retronasal olfactory sensation that accentuates the flavour and aroma of the dish.

Harmonious expression and concrete sensation. A true friend to healthy eating, because it adds flavour and nuance to dishes, allowing us to reduce the amount of salt we add during cooking. These herbs and spices are rich in organoleptic properties and can create aromas and flavours that are complex, unusual, multifaceted and enjoyable.

Our “Aromatic Flavour Profile” selection brings together herbs and spices that are mostly traditional ingredients in Italian cuisine and can provide pleasant nuances in our everyday dishes. Flavour, refinement, pleasure, colour…in a healthy natural way!

How best to extract the aroma?

Recommended in infusions, decoctions or flavoured water.

Which spices can replace it?

What does it go well with?

Main aromatic compound

Eucalyptol

area of perception:

Aromatic herbs and spices can create aromas and flavours that are complex, unusual, multifaceted and enjoyable. They can create an interesting and important retronasal olfactory sensation that accentuates the flavour and aroma of the dish.

Mitigated by:

Spicy flavour profile

Balanced by:

Fresh flavour profile

Strengthened by:

Umami and savoury flavour profile

Pairs with:

Savoury, umami, fresh and spicy flavour profile

Analysis

Profile

"Slightly acidic, bitter and tangy, moderately sweet."
Eucalyptus is a species that originated in temperate regions of Australia. Introduced to the Mediterranean basin in the mid 19th century for forestry, ornamental and medicinal purposes, it spread rapidly along the coasts. In the kitchen, eucalyptus can be used in infusions, for steam-cooked dishes, in risottos and to flavour some kinds of meat and fish.

the
Plant

Eucalyptus is a plant belonging to the Myrtaceae family. It is an evergreen species with distinctive leaves.
The tree can reach great size, between 20-30 metres and 100 metres tall, in its natural habitat and depending on variety. The branches are covered with round green leaves with a silver sheen. The tree grows fast, about a metre per year.
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Flavour

powerful, persistent fragrance
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Aroma

intoxicating and recognisable
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Colour

dark green

in the
World

Origin of the plant

Oceania and the Philippines.

Major producers

India, Hungary

Origin

Botanical name

Eucalyptus globulus Labill

Flowering period

November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June

Flower colour

White, whitish-yellow

Aromatic period

June

Part of the plant used

Leaves

Don't waste it:

Place eucalyptus leaves and your favourite spices in a sock, secure the top and add it to your tumble dryer. The spices will release their fragrance with the heat.

Typical <br>dishes:

Eucalyptus liqueur, Risotto with eucalyptus honey, Cider, Herbal teas

Blends it appears in:

It has recently entered our kitchens as an ingredient. Unleash your imagination and create your perfect dish.

History:

The botanical name eucalyptus comes from Greek and refers to the plant's petals, which conceal the rest of the flower until it blooms. The tree was introduced to Europe in the mid 19th century from Australia and Tasmania. The tree was discovered by chance during a voyage to Australia in the late 18th century. It was found by a group of explorers among the forest foliage. Hence the name, which means well-hidden. In Australia the tree can reach dizzying heights of up to 150 metres, so how it was camouflaged remains a mystery.

Fun facts:

During and after the draining of the Pontine Marshes, countless eucalyptus trees were planted for various reasons: as windbreaks, to protect against the frequent storms (especially in autumn) and to keep the nearby drainage channels as dry as possible and avoid standing water in which mosquitoes could proliferate. These trees actually need a lot of water compared to other native species. In the Pontine Marshes today, eucalyptus is considered a naturalised species.

your
questions

Where can I find it
on the shelf?

6th level
Right and left-hand sections
Colour DARK GREEN

What formats
are available?

How do I
store it?

Eucalyptus should be stored at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from light.

Does it contain
gluten?

Eucalyptus is naturally gluten-free.

Separate
disposal

Check the rules in your area.

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