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Herbs, Lavender

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About This Food

Description

Lavender (L. angustifolia and others) is a shrubby flowering bush native to the mountainous regions of the western Mediterranean.

Known for its ability to calm and promote sleep, lavender has been found to depress the central nervous system (CNS) in a manner comparable to pharmaceutical tranquilizers. 

In addition to the use of lavender flowers in a brewed tea, many Mediterranean dishes use this soothing herb as part of Herbes de Provence (Provençal herbs).  

 

Selecting & Storing

Store dried lavender in a cool, dark place.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)peppermint

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Calories: 1

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 2 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.01 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
4 g
ALA
4 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.15 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.07 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0.08 g
Protein
0.04 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
42.48 IU
1%
Vitamin C
0.32 mg
1%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
1.14 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.02 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
2.43 mg
0%
Copper
0 mg
0%
Iron
0.05 mg
0%
Magnesium
0.8 mg
0%
Manganese
0.01 mg
0%
Phosphorous
0.73 mg
0%
Potassium
5.69 mg
0%
Selenium
0 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.31 mg
0%
Zinc
0.01 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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