Eucalyptus leaves are a favorite ingredient for many chefs. Eucalyptus leaves have been used for cooking since the time of ancient Egyptians, and are still commonly found in Persian cuisine. They add a great smell when stir-fried with onions and garlic, added to curry dishes or soups, as well as in salads! In many dishes, the eucalyptus leaves are used to add flavor because of their unique taste and aroma that can't be found elsewhere.
Origin: Australia, Philipines
Flavor profile: bitter, pungent, menthol, and citrus aroma
Used in: teas, stir-fries
Health benefits: The eucalyptus tree health benefits are clearing sinuses, relieving muscle aches, or soothing the stomach during an upset tummy.