Sage Leaves Premium Grade 8g
Sage is an herb native to the Mediterranean however our premium sage leaves are grown in Australia.
Sage belongs to the same family as oregano, lavender, rosemary, thyme, and basil. Sage is a hardy-leaved perennial, which has a strong, distinct flavor that is reminiscent of Mixed Herbs.
Sage is generally used with rich and fatty foods such as pork and goose, as the savory astringency of sage creates an ideal balance to the rich food. Use sparingly in casseroles and with other savory herbs in bread stuffing for poultry.
Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb being used for ailments ranging from mental disorders to gastrointestinal discomfort. The important health benefits of sage include its ability to improve brain function, lower inflammation, prevent chronic diseases, boost the immune system, regulate digestion, alleviate skin conditions, strengthen the bones, slow the onset of cognitive disorders, and prevent diabetes. Sage is a well regarded herb for women and can help relieving the hot flashes of menopause, and slowing heavy menstrual cycles.
Herbs and spices can have extremely high antioxidant capacities and pack extra flavor into a meal. This means that people can use herbs to cut back on sodium intake, as less salt is used to flavor a meal.
The sage plant has gray-green edible leaves and flowers that can range in color from blue and purple to white or pink. There are more than 900 species of sage around the world.