Our Organic Ground Sage is produced from the leaves of the perennial evergreen sub-shrub salvia officinalis, that have been harvested at peak freshness, delicately dehydrated, and then pulverized into a convenient size. The result is a slightly bitter and aromatically pungent seasoning, that boasts sophisticated notes of savory peppery-ness. This ground version is found to be more convenient for many culinary applications such as dry rubs, breads, savory pastries and flavored butter, for example.
Sage is native to the Mediterranean region, where it first became popularized since ancient times for its healing properties and values, such as treating snakebites, increasing women’s fertility, and even being believed to be part of a secret herb mix used to ward off the plague. Today, sage has been neutralized in many parts of the world, and has taken a critical role in culinary preparations and cuisines all around the globe.
Praised for thousands of years for its health properties, sage is an excellent digestive herb and has been regarded to be extremely useful as remedy for colds and fevers. There are also antibacterial and astringent properties in sage believed to relieve sore throats, gingivitis, and sore gums when used in gargles. Sage is also a natural deodorizer and disinfectant warding off body odor and can be used to heal the skin. Adding sage to tea is said to help reduce menopause flashes some women may have.
Using at Home
Sage has a diverse selection of culinary uses and has long been ‘the’ spice to use for hearty dishes, where it’s ability to enhance the natural flavors of meats is able to boost the savory flavor profile of the food. With that being said, sage can also be used in more delicate dishes to provide subtle aromatic qualities that back a range of flavors. One example is it’s lip-smacking enhancement to home-made tomato sauce, a bit added to brochette topping is also quite delicious, and a blend of ground sage, ground garlic, thyme and rosemary is a great way to season pork chops. You can also simply sprinkle some on your next slice of pizza for a quick and easy way to bring your ‘za to gourmet status. With this all-natural sage being ground, you’ll find seafood and small meats like steaks or chicken breast are easier to season with, while our whole varieties work better in stews, soups and other heavier dishes.
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All of our methods, are completely compatible with the full USDA Organic standard, while managing to meet - or surpass - strict FDA regulated safety standards. Our key technologies include: Steam Treated Spice, Steam Treated Spices.