Sage is an aromatic, evergreen plant. The leaves are thick, slightly fluffy to the touch and grey-green in color. The name sage originates from the Latin salvus, which means healthy. The plant is evergreen and grows to a height of between 30 and 70 cm. The leaves are long, pointy and colored green-grey to silver-grey. The smell of sage is strong and penetrating. Sage combines well with rosemary.
Sage’s leaves have a fresh, herby and slightly bitter flavor. It has quite a sharp taste and is therefore sparingly added to dishes. Fresh sage leaves are used to flavor meat and fish dishes. It is often used in the Italian kitchen. Only add sage to dishes towards the end, otherwise its flavor will be lost.
Fresh sage can be kept in its packaging in the fridge for a few days.