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Sage, Rubbed
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Sage, Rubbed

Rubbed Sage

Sage is the characteristic flavor of saltimbocca, turkey stuffing, and Lincolnshire sausages. Traditionally rubbed between the hands, our Dalmation dried rubbed sage is ground slowly in small batches to preserve its flavor and texture.

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The Druids believed so strongly in sage’s healing properties, they thought it could bring the dead back to life. A tea made from rubbed sage leaf was said to improve both memory and prudence. One custom stated maidens could foresee their future husbands by gathering a sprig of sage in the garden on Midsummer's Eve exactly at midnight. We found a recurring theme in our research of herbal histories: since several centuries ago medicinal recipes featured the addition of sage to food in order to counteract disruptive elements of that dish. Sage was thought to counteract the indigestion caused by such rich foods as sausage or fatty poultry; therefore it became a key ingredient in sausage making. As with all herbs, sage is light in weight while being high in volume. For example, the 4 oz. size will fill a quart size zip-lock bag while the 8 oz. size will fill the gallon size. Most people only need the jar or the 1 oz. size package. We also carry Crushed Sage Leaves.

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