The culinary herb known as sage carries an aromatic, pungent scent. The camphor, diterpene bitters and other chemical components of the plant account for its strong aroma.Continue Reading
The earthy, herbaceous scent of sage coupled with the plant's soft yet savory flavor, makes it a popular choice in seasoning holiday meals and comfort foods like sausage or stuffing. Its flavor is sometimes described as lemony, particularly when used alongside herbs such as rosemary and thyme.
In addition to cooking, the evergreen shrub is popularly utilized in candles and teas for its warm, woody scent and flavor. Sage is also used as an ornamental plant in gardens.Learn more about Herbs & Spices
Dry sage refers to the dried leaves of the sage plant, or Salvia officinalis as it is scientifically known. Dried rubbed sage refers to the whole or slightly crumbled leaves of the plant, while ground sage is finely ground dried sage leaves.Full Answer >
Salt, pepper, sage, red pepper and chile pepper are common among the spices found in a sausage seasoning. Additional spices typically included in sausage season include coriander, cumin, mace, garlic powder and onion powder.Full Answer >
The biggest difference between ground and rubbed sage is the spice's texture. Rubbed sage is created by rubbing the sage leaf into a light mix, and ground sage is made by grinding the leaf into a fine powder.Full Answer >
In aromatherapy, the essential oil of clary sage is commonly used to relieve anxiety, fear, menstrual cramps and insomnia. Clary sage is known for its antibacterial, antispasmodic and sedative properties.Full Answer >