Our Organic Ground Rosemary is a perennial herb that is made up of the aromatic, needle-like leaves of the evergreen shrub by the same name. A Mediterranean native, rosemaryäó»s distinctive fragrant flavor is commonly used to add depth to a variety of cooked dishes, though most commonly meats and stuffings.
Rosemaryäó»s name is derived from the Latin words äóìrosäó?, meaning dew, and äóìmarinusäó?, meaning sea, or äóìdew of the seaäó?, and the plant has a long, diverse history that goes beyond its culinary uses. Often associated with remembrance, rosemary has been used for war commemorations and funerals in Europe and Australia, and the act of laying sprigs of rosemary on a gravesite dates back to ancient Egypt. In Shakespeareäó»s Hamlet, Ophelia says to him, äóìThereäó»s rosemary, thatäó»s for remembrance.äó? Also associated with love, rosemary crowns were often donned by brides in the Middle Ages, while the groom and guests wore sprigs.
In addition to its cultural and culinary significance, rosemary has been linked to a host of health benefits. It is considered a rich source of antioxidants, and can provide a boost to the immune system. Rosemaryäó»s association with remembrance holds some scientific weight as welläóîit has been known to increase blood flow to the head and brain, improving the ability to concentrate. It can also be used to aid in various digestion problems, including loss of appetite or heartburn.
Using at Home
All natural and gluten free, rosemary is a healthy way to spice up a variety of dishes at home. Rosemary is commonly paired with thyme and/or lemon to create some delicious chicken seasonings. Rosemary also pairs well with most roasted vegetables. Whether it be potatoes, carrots, or mushrooms, simply toss them in oil and add some chopped fresh rosemary before placing in the oven for roasting.
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