Melissa Cress

Packaging: BOX OF 16 PCS

Melissa Cress, Koppert Cress


Melissa Cress is a beautiful aromatic blend of mint flavor and has, when crushed, a subtle lemon fragrance reminiscent of lemon zest.

Taste friends

Use in combination with sweet products such as crustaceans, mollusks and white fish, vegetables such as pumpkin, sweet potato, fennel, citrus & sour apple. Also suitable for Asian-related dishes and in combination with heavy flavors such as lamb, cheese, or game. Melissa Cress is a useful ingredient to add flavor & aroma to (sparkling) water or beverages.


Melissa Cress is the young seedling of Melissa officinalis. The botanical name Melissa is derived from the Latin word for bee, due to the lavish amount of nectar found within its flowers. The species is native in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean to Central Asia but has spread as an alien species throughout the rest of the world. This plant is also called lemon balm or more commonly balm mint. It is a perennial herbaceous plant and part of the mint family. The leaves of the fully-grown plant have a mild lemon scent like mint.

Availability and storage

Melissa Cress is available year-round and can easily be stored for up to seven days at a temperature of 2-7°C. Produced in a socially responsible culture, Melissa Cress meets the hygienic kitchen standards. The product is ready to use since it is grown clean and hygienically.


Data sheet

2 - 7 °C
Product Family
Latin Name
Lactuca Sativa
Mint and subtle lemon