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Koseret is also known as kessie, kesse, kosearut, Gambey tea bush, lemon herb, butter clarifying herb, kesenet, quereret, kusay, kasey, kusaayee, kusaye, verveine d'Afrique, Brégué Balenté, Mousso et mâle, a-kimbo, ngadi, dutmutzuri or lippia abyssinica. It is an herb from the verbena family common to Ethiopian cuisine and is common in both Niter Kibbeh and Berbere. Since koseret is relatively unique in flavor, there are no good replacements.1

Koseret serves as a preservative in butters and oils and can increase shelf-life by years.




  1. ^  "Authentic Niter Kibbeh (Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter)" Published: 15 April, 2018. Accessed: 8 March, 2021.