Sage health benefits and nutrition facts

By:Times Foodie, Updated: Jun 13, 2022 | 15:06 IST

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Witchcraft and cooking are two magical procedures where Sage can be considered very important. This herb which is extremely packed with Vitamin K is used in various cuisines around the world. With a rich history of medical purposes and benefits revolving around this herb, it fulfils checks out multiple boxes of usefulness. We might mostly know sage just for its strong and unique fragrance but there are many health benefits to look into. Let’s explore the herd with an enchanting aroma.



What is Sage?

Sage is a staple herb, also known as common sage, garden sage and Salvia officinalis(scientific name) . This herb is native to the Mediterranean and it belongs to the family of oregano, lavender, rosemary, basil and thyme explaining its delightful fragrance of it.

With more than 900 species of Sage around the world, it has grey-green edible leaves and flowers in abundant colours from blue and purple to white and pink.

Usually, Sage is used in the earlier steps of cooking because of its strong flavour and aroma. It can be added to tomato sauces and creamy pasta pastes. Putting Sage in the baking process to add herbaceousness is a way to make cakes, bread and pastries more appealing.

To use sage in the last stage of food preparation, it can be fried and crumpled on top of dishes to give them an instant freshness and sage aroma.

Sage nutrition

1 teaspoon or 0.7 grams of sage contains the following nutrients:

Nutrient

Measure

Calories

2.2

Protein

0.1g

Total Fat

0.1g

Total Carbohydrates

0.4g

Sodium

0.1mg

Potassium

7.5mg

Vitamin A

0.8%

Vitamin C

0.4%

Calcium

0.9%

Iron

1.1%


Sage health benefits

This easy to add to dishes herb doesn’t just make food savoury but also is good for health. Besides health benefits in food, sage also has medicinal uses widespread ranging from mental disorders to gastrointestinal discomfort.

  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Rich in Vitamin K
  • Support Oral health
  • Ease Menopause symptoms
  • Reduce blood sugar levels
  • Good for brain health
  • Support memory
  • Lower bad LDL Cholesterol
  • Remedy for diarrhoea
  • Good for skin health and care

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