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Sage

Sage

General Description: Sage is an herb from an evergreen shrub, Salvia officinalis, in the mint family. Its long, grayishgreen leaves take on a velvety, cotton like texture when rubbed (meaning ground lightly and passed through a coarse sieve).

Uses: Sage is popular for flavoring meats such as lamb, pork, and sausage. It is also used in salads, cheese, and pickling.

History: The ancient Greeks used it to treat consumption, ulcers, and snake bites. The Romans used it to make toothpaste and also believed it to be good for the braing and sense of memory.

Origin: Sage varieties used as herbs are native to the Mediterranean and Asia Minor. Sage has been grown in Central Europe since the Middle Ages.

Shelf Life: 2-3 Years