Sage is an herb from an evergreen shrub, Salvia officinalis, in the Labitae, or mint family.
Its long, grayish-green leaves take on a velvety, cotton-like texture when rubbed (meaning ground lightly and passed through a coarse sieve).
Sage is rich in antioxidants, has a fragrant aroma and an astringent but warm flavor. The name "sage" comes from the Latin word “salia,” meaning “to save.”
Sage contains a compound called thujone that is dangerous in large quantities.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=32,004
Fresh sage should have a velvety texture and noticeable aroma. Store fresh sage in the refrigerator, wrapped in a paper towel and sealed in a plastic bag for up to 4 days. Dried sage should be stored in a cool, dark place for no more than 6 months.
Serving size: 1 tsp(s)sageView Calorie Breakdown
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1
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