Sorrel leaves are rich in vitamin C. They are also a good source of vital minerals such as potassium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and calcium. Sorrel can effectively treat urinary tract problems and kidney infections. Some studies confirm that sorrel leafs can kill certain types of cancer cells. Sorrel can successfully grow in shady places. It is excellent addition to salads, soups and sauces.
Growing sorrel yields great benefits, in part because the cold-hardy plants return year after year. Both garden sorrel and French sorrel have a unique lemony flavor much prized in spring salads and sorrel soup. This guide includes descriptions of the types of sorrel with tips for growing sorrel in your garden. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.