Wrap in paper towels and store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use within 4 to 5 days. Fresh leaves may be covered in olive oil and stored in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks. The oil can then be used in dressings and sauces.
Sage is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Manganese.
- Sage’s botanical name, Salvia, is derived from the Latin word for “to heal.” And the word sage can also mean “wise.”
- Many people perform the ancient ritual of “smudging” a home or other kind of dwelling with smoldering sage. The smoke is said to cleanse the air, clear away negative vibes and replace them with positive, healing energy.
- As a member of the mint family, this highly aromatic herb packs a lot of flavor and is said to assist with digestion, which may be why it works so well paired with fatty foods.
- Herbalists recommend the use of sage for cramps, gas and bloating.