Nettle (Dried) – Certified Organic

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Nettle (Dried) – Certified Organic
AKA: Urtica Dioica
Product of: EU Blend
Pack Size: 25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-02; GB-ORG-05

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Nettle (Dried) – Certified Organic
AKA: Urtica Dioica
Product of: EU Blend
Pack Size: 25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-02; GB-ORG-05

Non-GMO:
This product has been produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their derivatives, nor been irradiated.

Packaging:
25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g sizes. Packed into food grade, foil lined, zip lock (resealable), stand up, paper pouches. (please contact us for info on larger pack sizes)

Additional Information:
Folklore features stinging nettles across many cultures and beliefs. Much of the lore involves suffering from a sting in silence or without itching or scratching the burning area. In ancient Greece, nettles were used as a diuretic and a laxative by physicians Galen and Dioscorides. In Medieval Europe, stinging nettle was used to treat and naturally reduce joint pain and also as a diuretic. People used to believe pulling stinging nettle by the roots and shouting an ill person’s name would eliminate a fever as well.

Stinging nettle has been used to make textiles like cloth and paper since Neolithic times. With fibres similar to hemp and flax, it’s a great alternative, sustainable fibre. Because the fibre is hollow, it provides natural insulation. The German army used nettle for their uniforms in World War I and used its leaves to dye uniforms in World War II.

Stinging nettles also were used to treat certain diseases by urtication, which is the process of beating the skin with nettles to stimulate blood circulation.

Cooking, drying and crushing stinging nettle will disarm the stinging. If you have a recipe that accomplishes one of those things, you can use stinging nettle in just about anything.

Making Tea: Use 1 tablespoon of dried nettles per cup of boiled water. Cover with a lid. Steep 15 minutes to several hours. Drink 1-3 cups a day. You can make a large batch of tea and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It is fine to drink the tea hot or cold. Nettle blends well with mint.

Storage Advice:
“How long do dried herbs last?”
Depends on both the type of herb and the conditions under which they are stored. Correctly dried and stored herbs do not actually spoil. But over time, they will lose their potency, aroma and flavour.

As a general rule, whole dried herbs (not been ground) will last much longer than ground and can last for 1 to 3 years. It is also never a bad idea to freeze any spare herbs, try to remove as much air as possible and make sure it is kept sealed in the freezer to avoid moisture.

Here are some tips for maximising the shelf life of your herbs:

  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Store in a cool, dark cupboard.
  • Store away from direct heat or sunlight.
  • Keep lid tightly closed when not in use.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

(typical values per 100g):

Energy

1075

kj
Energy

255

kcal
Fat

3.9

g
  Of which saturates 

0.0

g
Carbohydrate

7.9

g
  Of which sugars

5.1

g
Fibre

19.8

g
Protein

46.9

g
Salt*

trace

g
 *Salt: from naturally occurring sodium

 

ALERGY INFORMATION

Does the product contain any of the following?

YES NO
Cereals containing Gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridised strains.
Mollusc
Crustacean  shellfish and products thereof
Egg and products thereof
Fish and products thereof
Soya (soy) beans & protein and products thereof
Milk & Dairy (including lactose) and products thereof
Celery Seeds celeriac and products thereof
Mustard Seeds and products thereof
Lupin and products thereof
Sesame Seed and products thereof
Peanuts and products thereof
Nuts and products thereof (namely almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew nut, pecan nut, brazil nut, pistachio nut, macademia nut and Queensland nut)
Added Sulphur Dioxide: (the product contains <10mg/Kg added Sulphur Dioxide in the form of SO2, Sulphites (E220,E221, E222, E223, E224, E226, E227, E228)
Please Note: Where products are indicated as not having an allergen present this refers to the product not being formulated or wholly derived from the particular ingredient. Allergen handling policies and procedures are in place through the supply chain to reduce the likelihood of cross contamination from allergens however this cannot be guaranteed.

Please contact us if you require any further information or for quotes on larger pack sizes.