Sage is an herb which has been used for centuries and is a member of the mint family. Sage comes in a number of varieties which typically is small, grey to green in appearance with deep-veined leaves.
Sage is usually bought in one of the three forms: fresh, ground, and rubbed. Fresh provides the most delicious flavour and aroma and ground sage is second to that. The rubbed type is where the sage has been rubbed off its leaf and is very light and fluffy in texture.
- A great antibacterial properties combined with several essential oils such as rosmarinic acid, luteolin and diosmetin that are known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties. (1)
- Sage (particularly three-lobed) sage contains powerful antioxidant powers which help eliminate free radicals and reduce inflammation. (2)
- High in Vitamin A which helps to protect vision, promote healthy skin and help to increase neurone functions stimulating mental memory. (3)
- A good source of vitamin C and calcium: both sources help synthesise collagen, strengthen bones and eliminate free radical radicals. (4)
- High in manganese which combines with its cofactor superoxide dismutase which reduces the risk of cancerous cells and helps to maintain the flow of blood around the body. (5)
- Contains iron which promotes more oxygen being carried by red blood cells. (6)
- Contains potassium which helps to control blood pressure. (7)
- Provides B vitamins, which combine to increase the metabolic rate of carbohydrates, proteins and fats as well to prevent degenerative diseases. (8)
- Provide magnesium which supports the cardiovascular, neuron and nervous system. (9)
Sage Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon, ground
|Calories from Fat||2|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrates||1 g||0%|
|Dietary Fibre||1 g||3%|
|Vitamin A 2%||Vitamin C||1%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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