Sorrel is a very old, indigenous vegetable that belongs to the group of so-called “forgotten vegetables”. It belongs to the rhubarb family. Sorrel (Rumex) is a species of herb-like plants in the Polygonaceae family. There are over two hundred different species.
The flavor of sorrel is somewhat reminiscent of spinach. It is an important ingredient in the dish eel in green herb sauce. Sorrel’s flavor goes well with soups, sauces and omelets.
Fresh sorrel can be kept in the fridge for a few days.