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The plant (also Lavas or Luststock; Latin Levisticum officinale) has a strong one Aroma similar to the Maggi wort, which is why it is also called the Maggi herb (the well-known wort does not contain a lovage). It is a hardy, herbaceous plant that can grow to heights of 1 to 2.5 meters. The whole plant smells intense aromatic, The taste also reminiscent of celery, but is sharper and bitter, For the typical röstartigen Taste is the aroma sotolone responsible. Especially oxidatively developed Wines can do this caramel have a reminiscent tone. See also under wine address,

Lovage - illustration, inflorescence and leaves

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