Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fresh and Dried Sage Leaves

A full bag of sage leaves
Our gigantic healthy sage bush
Fresh sage leaves
Fresh sage leaves are the best in flavor. But you can't keep sage leaves fresh forever. So, an alternative is to dry some of your unconsumed sage leaves for future consumption. The best way to dry your sage leaves and be able to retain most of their flavor is by putting them in the refrigerator. The low relative humidity in the fridge allows the sage leaves to dry naturally and slowly. Similar, you can dry rosemary, thyme, and other herbs using the same method.

Sage leaves contain a lot of anti-oxidants and have anti-inflammatory functions. Sage is also a memory enhancer and is often used as an herbal medicine against some cerebrovascular diseases in some culture for thousands of years. It may also help in Alzheimer's diseases.

Sage leaves can be cut into very tiny pieces and mix with chicken or pork, together with some soy sauce, salt, and corn starch for stir frying. In fact, you can use sage for cooking any meat.

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