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About sage

Sage is a pungent, earthy, and aromatic herb that works well with poultry, seafood, roasts, and vegetables. It's often the key ingredient in stuffing, so the taste of sage is likely to conjure mouthwatering memories of Thanksgiving. In fact, sage pairs so well with autumn vegetables like squash and pumpkin that many chefs consider it a quintessential fall flavor. Sage is available fresh, dried, and powdered. Order your favorite sage products via Instacart and have them delivered in as little as 2 hours!

Sage is a member of the mint family and a perennial shrub with over 900 varieties, although most are inedible. The sage plant is hearty and bushy and grows to about two feet high. It has purple or blue flowers that are fragrant and rich in nectar. Its leaves are lance-shaped, gray-green, and covered with a characteristic silvery down.

Sage has been used over the centuries as a medicine, preservative, and spice. The culinary sage we know and love, Salvia Officinalis, is called true sage or garden sage. Native to Asia Minor and the Mediterranean, sage was so prized by the ancient Greeks that they used it to treat snake bites and believed that growing it in your garden could help you live a long life. The history of sage's culinary use dates back to ancient Egypt, and it is still prized by chefs for its rich, earthy, mildly astringent flavor.

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FAQs About Sage

Yes. You can air dry fresh sage in a paper bag with holes poked in it for airflow. The paper bag simply protects the leaves from sunlight while drying in order to preserve more of its aromatic flavor. First, choose the best sprigs of fresh sage and discard any leaves that are discolored or wilted. Then, tie the stems together and place them in the bag. Your dried sage should be ready in about two weeks.

Deliciously earthy and peppery with notes of mint and lemon, sage butter adds complexity to any savory dish in which you would use regular butter. You can use a one-to-one ratio of fresh sage leaves to butter, so if you use a half cup of butter, you can use a half cup of fresh sage leaves. Simply take your rinsed and dried sage leaves and add a shallot, half a teaspoon of lemon juice, a little ground lemon rind, and some pepper, and put the mix into a food processor. When fully chopped, add the softened butter and process until the dry ingredients are uniformly mixed in.

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