Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (314g)

Calories 459
Calories from Fat 109 (24%)
Amount Per Serving %DIV
Total Fat 12.1g 19%
Saturated Fat 3.7g 19%
Monounsaturated Fat 4.7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.7g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 188.4mg 63%
Sodium 713.9mg 31%
Potassium 842.8mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 21.8g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%
Sugars 13g
Protein 64g 128%

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Recipe Description
Like many Latinas, my Cuban friend Elida prizes foods not only for their flavor, but also for their medicinal properties. Whenever anyone in the family has a cold, she prepares this soothing tea.
Prep time
10 min
Cook time
20 min
Ready In
30 min


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4   stalks lemon grass
5 Cup(c)  water
1   lemon, juiced
3 Tablespoon(T)  honey



Trim the roots and leafy tips off the lemon grass and thinly slice the stalks. In a large pot over medium heat, combine the lemon grass and water. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the tea is richly flavored. Stir in the lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of the honey. Taste and add more honey, if desired. Strain the tea into mugs.


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