Know Your Ingredient – Rosemary

rosemary

Description
Rosemary is an herb that looks like a tiny stem from an evergreen tree. It is characterized by a wonderful and strong pine-like fragrance and pungent flavor. The leaves are flat and deep green in color on top and silver-white on the underneath. It is available all throughout the year.

Nutrients
Rosemary is a good source of Vitamin A, iron, calcium, and Vitamin B6.

Health Benefits/ Medical Use
Rosemary helps strengthen our immune system and improve blood circulation. It also treats indigestion. It is also considered a memory booster and fights free radical damage in our brain. It helps prevent brain aging as well as cancer. Studies also show that it is an effective anti-inflammatory and an anti-tumor agent. It promotes eye health and is used for the treatment of macular degeneration.

Culinary Use
Rosemary is best used in the kitchen. It is added in cooking as spice.

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