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The plant (also Lavas or Luststock, lat. Levisticum officinale) has a strong Aroma similar to the Maggi seasoning, which is why it is also called Maggikraut (the known seasoning, however, contains no lovage). It is a hardy, herbaceous plant that can reach heights of growth 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 flavor sotolone responsible. Especially oxidatively expanded Wines can do this caramel have reminiscent tone. See also below wine address,

Lovage - illustration, inflorescence and leaves

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