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Product: Linden Flowers (Lime)
Latin Name: Tilia spp.
Plant Family: Tiliaceae
Other Names: Lime Flower, Lyne, Line, Lyme, Tillet, Till Tree, Linnflowers, Common Lime, Flores Tiliae & Tilleul.
Description: The lime is a deciduous tree native to Europe which grows to a height of 30-40 metres. The leaves are heart-shaped, dark green above, paler green on the underside and 5-10cm in length with toothed margins. The 5 petaled flowers are creamy-white flowers hang from thin stalks in flat clusters.
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SUGGESTED USEA mucilaginous fibre extracted from the inner bark has been used to make rope and string; the pulp can also be used to make paper. The wood can be turned into charcoal which is good for artists. The flowers provide a rich source of nectar which bees turn into honey which has an excellent flavour. The flowers contain natural yeast that readily ferment, making them a good candidate for home wine making, brandy is also infused with the flowers to make liqueur.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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