Quick Notes:

What is Sage?

Sage, a perennial herb, has an affinity with Rosemary, Parsley, Thyme, Bay Leaf, Oregano. Dried sage is much stronger than fresh, so use it sparingly.

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What is the Origin of Sage?

Indigenous to the Mediterranean.

Sage is Good for These Foods:

Sage is good for these foods: cheese dishes, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, lamb, game - especially fatty ones like duck and goose, rabbit, venison, tomatoes, soups, squash, stews, sweet potatoes, stuffing, turkey, and vegetables.

American, French, German, Greek, Italian, and Middle Eastern cuisines most often use this herb for cooking.

What Are the Health Benefits of Sage?

Sage aids digestion.

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