1 lb bag $7.20
There’s ground sage and then there’s rubbed sage. While the ground sage is made by grinding up whole dried sage leaves, rubbed sage is created by rubbing the leaves into a powder. The result is a subtle, lighter, and fluffier powder that is less concentrated than standard ground sage. The flavor, therefore, is less intense per teaspoon than ground sage. Sage equates to bold tastes. It has a minty, cool scent and earthy flavor with a hint of pepper and notes of lemon and eucalyptus.
Native to the North Mediterranean region, it has a long history of use. While its mainly used in cooking today (especially in cooler months), it was once important to trade and revered for its medicinal qualities and health benefits. It was also used in France as a tea. Ancient Romans and Chinese considered sage as the ultimate spice in healing properties including stopping bleeding, healing ulcers, and treating colds.
Sage contains numerous health benefits including Vitamin A, C, E, and K, fiber, folic acid, and riboflavin. Sage makes a great tea today to help promote brain health. It is thought sage helps women fight off the symptoms of menopause and that it is good for hair, skin, and nails.
Add sage early in the cooking process to subdue some of its bold flavors, rather than waiting until the end. Use Sage to flavor various meat dishes including sausage, veal, poultry casseroles, stuffing for turkey, and pheasant. Sage is a delicious addition to roasted potatoes, boiled vegetables such as eggplant and mushrooms.
Mount Hope Wholesale offers bulk orders of rubbed sage , as well as, ground sage in one pound bags.