Storage Tips: Sorrel is a very delicate leafy green and will only last in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days.
To store fresh Sorrel, wash and dry leaves then wrap in slightly dampened paper towels and store in a airtight container in the refrigerator.
Usage Ideas: Smaller Sorrel leaves are often younger and more tender than thick, large Sorrel. Try adding the younger leaves to salads or sauté as you would spinach and other leafy green vegetables. The older leaves can stand up to heat and long cooking, so they should be used to flavor soups and sauces.
The sweet flavor of the tender, young leaves make Sorrel and excellent accompaniment to roasted pork and apples. Wilt fresh Sorrel leaves in olive oil with salt, pepper, and garlic, and serve alongside your favorite pork recipe for a healthy side dish.
Fun Facts: Sorrel is a leafy green vegetable native to Eastern Europe. It is often used as an herb for flavoring rather than as a vegetable on its own(1)
Sorrel leaves are similar in shape, size, and color to fresh spinach, but the flavor can range from mild and sweet to strong and acidic, depending on the age of the plant (12)
Like most other leafy greens, Sorrel is high in both vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Sorrel also contains compounds that act as natural laxatives, so it should be consumed wisely (12)