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Strawberry gum, Forest berry herb, Olida
Scientific name: Eucalyptus olida Deutsch: Erdbeer-Eukalyptus, Olida, Eukalyptus Olida
Culinary use of strawberry gum
Strawberry gum leaves are mostly sold dried and ground, often under the name Olida. It can also be used fresh. Strawberry gum tastes slightly sweet and reminds of berries. It goes well with passion fruits, all berries and sweet spices like cinnamon. It is for example used in fruit sauces and jams. The used amount for flavouring is small. For pancakes for example 1/2 teaspoon per 250 ml of milk is sufficient. Strawberry gum leaves are also used in herbal teas, where they give an interesting aroma.