Sage is sweet and somewhat bitter, with a pine-like flavour and aroma. It’s also often described as having eucalyptus and citrus notes. It can be used fresh or dried and ground, though as with most herbs, the fresh leaves offer considerably more flavour. This popular herb pairs well with cheese. Sprinkling roughly chopped sage leaves near the end of caramelizing onions or mushrooms, egg bakes, omelettes and even tea are other delicious ways to use this herb.
Sage is also an excellent source of fibre, vitamin A, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, and B vitamins such as folate, thiamin, pyridoxine and riboflavin. It also boasts healthy amounts of vitamins C and E, thiamin, and copper.
Did you know?
Sage is known for its antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
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