Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus) This intriguing looking rhizome carries an exceptional punch. It should be applied with a delicate touch. One brush on a microplane is enough to season a dish. A paper thin slice can be made into an eye opening and palette cleansing candy. Perfect between heavy courses or in dessert at the end of a rich meal.
The flavor profile is similar to grapefruit pith, lemongrass and ginger - such aromas, accompanied with bitterness, mean that this rhizome really lends itself to bitters and alcohol infusions.