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Sage
 

Pictured above; Sage

 
 
 
 

Sage, common name for a aromatic perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region, where dishes spiced with sage are found from Spain to Greece.

The country which uses sage most is Italy with Italians most commonly using sage to flavor meat and poultry dishes.
The bushes grow about 2 feet (60 cm) tall and have rough or wrinkled and downy, grey-green or whitish green oval leaves, and flowers are colored according to the variety: purple, pink, white, or red.

Sage resembles rosemary and has a similar fragrance. It is a very powerful spice with a slightly bitter taste. It is sometimes combined with garlic and pepper for barbecued or fried meat.

 

 
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