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.Know More
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 >
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 >
Sage has grayish green leaves that are fuzzy with a long and narrow shape. Sage generally has a distinct light color, although there are some varieties of the herb that feature purple or gold leaves.Full Answer >
Oregano has a spicy, sweet aroma. Oregano adds a warm spiciness to food, and the oil from oregano can be used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes.Full Answer >