About: During the Middle Ages, sage was called “Sage the Savior”, paying homage to its healing properties and ability to treat just about every ailment. The term was derived from the Latin term salvere (to save). Today, scientists are studying its use as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Sage is a versatile herb and need not be type caste as the straight-man in stuffing.
Nutritional Information: Sage is considered to be a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Manganese.
Storage: Store fresh sage in the refrigerator in a plastic bag or place in the refrigerator in a cup of water. Fresh leaves may be covered in olive oil and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Use the oil in salads or for sauteing.
Tips: You can freeze sage leaves – just wash, dry, and place in freezer bags.
Quick Fix: Fried Sage Leaves: Heat oil in a saucepan, fry sage in 5 or 6 batches, stirring constantly. Fry briefly, then transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Leaves will crisp as they cool! Season with salt.
Recipes: Sage Pesto