Lightly dried herbs on show

Lightly dried herbs on show


Horticulture
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A new range of lightly dried herbs promises to have big impacts on home and commercial kitchens.

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NEW OPTIONS: Gourmet Garden head of innovation and marketing Jacqueline Wilson-Smith and grower liaison development manager Jane Parker with a sample of the company's new lightly dried herbs.

NEW OPTIONS: Gourmet Garden head of innovation and marketing Jacqueline Wilson-Smith and grower liaison development manager Jane Parker with a sample of the company's new lightly dried herbs.

GOURMET Garden has released a range of lightly dried herbs and spices to provide a longer product shelf life and less kitchen waste.

The range was on display at the 2016 National Horticultural and Innovation Expo in Gatton last month.

Lightly dried herbs last for up to four weeks after opening, in the fridge.

According to Gourmet Garden, the herbs refresh full of flavour in cooking to give "the closest thing to fresh herbs in colour, appearance and aroma".

The range includes coriander, chilli, basil, ginger and parsley. They can be used as fresh herbs would be.

The Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs are sold in pinch pouches in Woolworths and independent supermarkets or in click n' stack pots from Coles in the fresh produce section.

The product won two golds and a bronze at the Australian Packaging Council Awards last year.

Chef Glen Barratt used the lightly dried chilli product within his salad cooking demonstrations at the expo and said it was convenient and practical.

To help promote the lightly dried herb range, Gourmet Garden released a free cookbook based on the recipes of "Four Ingredients" cookbook author, Kim McCosker.

Gourmet Garden also produces stir-in pastes and commercial herb products for the foodservice industry.

All herbs used within the products are Australian, organically grown and are washed, chopped and prepped within 18 hours of harvesting. 

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