Know Your Ingredient – Sage

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General Description

Sage is a grayish green colored herb that has a soft, sweet flavor. It is grown and available anytime of the year. It had been declared as the “Herb of the Year” in 2001.

Nutrients and Health Benefits

Sage contains volatile oils and flavonoids that help maintain stability of oxygen-related metabolism. It also promotes better brain functioning and increases I.Q. It is ads, and also a rich source of carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, sodium, vitamins and minerals, fatty acids and amino acids.

Medical Use

Sage is found effective in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. It can also lower bad cholesterol and increase mental performance. Diarrhea, heartburn, stomach pain and other gastrointestinal problems can be corrected by sage. Asthmatic people also use it as inhaler and some found it effective for dysmenorrhea, and reduction of hot flashes during menopause.

Culinary Use

Sage is used as a seasoning or a spice. It can be added in tomato sauce, or to omelets and frittatas. Pizzas are also sprinkled with sage. It can also be found in salads and in baked chicken.

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