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Hyssop

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Fresh hyssop

Fresh hyssop

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Hyssop is an herb from the mint family that is used in flavoring soups, stews and salads as well as meats and fish.

Hyssop has a strong flavor liquorice and mint, and is best used sparingly. Hyssop pairs well with fatty meats since it tends to overpower more delicate dishes.

The blue or pink flowers of the hyssop plant can be used as well as the leaves. Hyssop leaves, which are dark green in color, can be used in fresh or dry form while the flowers, which are milder in flavor, are best used fresh.

Also see: Quiz: Is It an Herb or a Spice?

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