Sage Green/Purple

Sage is available in fresh or dried leaves whole, crumbled (rubbed) or ground. Sage is a herb from an evergreen shrub in the mint family. Fresh sage sprigs have long, narrow grayish green leaves or purple grey leaves and, although it is a member of the mint family, it has a musty yet smoky aroma. Sage enhances pork, lamb, meats, and sausages. Chopped leaves flavor salads, pickles, and cheese. Use ground Sage sparingly as foods absorb its flavor more quickly. Sage is a wonderful flavor enhancement for seafood, vegetables, stuffing, and savory breads. Rub sage, cracked pepper, and garlic into pork tenderloin or chops before cooking.