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What is rubbed sage?

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Rubbed sage is a crumbled form of dried sage leaves. Rubbed sage is coarser than ground sage, but they can be substituted for each other in recipes.

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Sage is a woody, piney evergreen herb that comes from the mint family. The leaves are highly fragrant and add a pleasant aroma to many different dishes. One teaspoon of dried rubbed sage is equivalent to 2 teaspoons of fresh sage in recipes. The flavor of sage suits savory foods such as poultry, game, fish, beef, cheese spreads, soup and stuffing. Sage can also be added to breads, biscuits, cakes and muffins for extra flavor.

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