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ISO food-grade lavender

estilker Jan 6, 2012 01:43 PM

Looking for lavender to cook with. I see it in grocery and flower stores from time to time but no one was actually ever able to confirm that it was food-grade (pesticide free).

Then again, is it really that important? I mean most fruits have pesticides, not sure a quick wash gets it of an apple. And most citrus fruits are waxed and I use the zest all the time.

  1. rwarren Jan 7, 2012 08:23 PM

    I got a packet at Anatol, it was in the herbal tea section and I was assured it was food grade.

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    1. re: rwarren
      SnackHappy Jan 7, 2012 08:28 PM

      I'm pretty sure the Vrac Merci stores sell it in their herbal tea section, as well.

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      pyropaul99 Jan 6, 2012 02:20 PM

      My friends run Joie de Lavandre in Knowlton - I've eaten products with their lavender in so I'm pretty sure it's food grade.

      http://www.joiedelavande.ca/

      Hope this helps,

      Paul.

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