Velvety on the tongue, sage’s uniquely warm flavor goes hand-in-hand with its potent fragrance. It is highly aromatic and should be used sparingly for best results.
We can get 43% of our recommended daily allowance of vitamin K from just one tablespoon of sage, as well as a healthy dose of fiber. Something of a wonder-herb, sage leaves can be turned into a poultice and used on the skin to remedy sprains, swelling, ulcers, and bleeding.
Take a leaf out of the Italian cooking handbook and blend a pinch of sage with extra virgin olive oil and fresh garlic for a delicious pasta dish that needs nothing else. Alternatively, add a few leaves to lemonade or tea. Fancy trying something new? Batter and fry whole sage leaves until they’re crisp.