is an herb that has several uses. The leaves
are frequently added when cooking rhubarb, red currants,
gooseberries and red plums to help reduce the acidity
and sweeten these often sour fruits.
seeds are sometimes used in pastry. The
stems are usually crystallized and used as a decorative
pastry garnish. The leaves and stems impart a celery
flavor if added to sauces, and vegetable dishes.