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Myrique balsam (kittens)


Sale price$79.00

Purchase price = $335 / kg

Resale price = $455 / kg |

Merchant percentage = 30%

What is myric balsam?

Myric balsam, also called wood-sent-bon, is used mainly in cooking to season dishes of all kinds such as stews, soups or game. Myrique catkins are used in the production of craft beer and microbreweries. Adding it to beers adds a touch of flavor and also makes them foam. Myric balsam can also be infused to make a delicious boreal infusion from here!

What does myric balsam taste like?

Simply heaven! As for its flavor, it oscillates between that of balsam fir and jasmine. When we want to describe it, we can say that it is refreshing, hoppy, slightly bitter and peppery. It still remains resinous and some find that its taste resembles that of nutmeg. This is a must-have aroma!

What is the difference between catkins and sweet balsam leaves?

The taste between the two is pretty much the same. On the other hand, kittens have a more intense, peppery and very forest taste.

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It is an astringent plant. Which means that it causes contraction of the oral mucous membranes. Also, this plant is an abortifacient if taken during the first trimester of pregnancy. In the past, myric balsam was used to repel insects in general and to make tincture too! If you are the type to go on forest excursions in Quebec, you have probably come across him. Same thing if you go canoeing on our lakes since it can be found there. You probably also got stuck with your boat in one of his plantations.

Ingredient: Wild balsam myrica (M yrica Gale l.)


Book: Leaboeuf, Michel, Trees and forest plants of Quebec and the maritimes, Éditions Michel Quintin, 2007, 415p

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Chaton de myrique
Myrique balsam (kittens) Sale price$79.00

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