Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
Common Names: Sage, common sage, ramona, culinary sage, broadleaf sage, garden sage, kitchen sage, true sage, dalmatian sage, and meadow sage
Description: Sage is a popular perennial herb. It is used to flavor fatty meats, sausage, sauces and stuffing. It accentuates chicken, veal, goose, seafood and pork.
- Sage is commonly used throughout the Balkin Peninsula, Italy and the Middle East as well as Europe and the USA.
- Sage oil contains a component that is used to make absinthe.
- Sage oil has another component that acts as a natural insect repellent.
The following table provides the nutritional values for 1 teaspoon (2 grams) of dried ground sage as per the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009):
|Vitamin C||.6 mg|