Sage

an Herb

Origin

Sage is originally from the Mediterranean region, but is now cultivated in many places around the world, including the United States.

Botinical Information

Sage is an herb from an evergreen shrub. It has long grayish-green leaves with a velvety texture. We use the leaves and stems.

Common Culinary Uses

Usually used in savory dishes. It is very delicate, so it is best used at the very end of cooking to maintain flavor.

Can be used fresh, dried, whole or powdered. Fresh has the best flavor.

Linguine Recipe

Health Benefits

  • Appetite enhancer
  • Reduces gas
  • Promotes digestion
  • Lower blood glucose levels
  • Antiseptic
  • Insect repellant


Interesting Facts

  • In 2001, the International Herb Association awarded sage the title of "Herb of the Year."
  • Sage is an excellent source of Vitamin K.