Rosemary - How To Use

Profile

Part of the mint family, it is said to originate from the South of France and the Mediterranean. It is the linear leaves that you can eat fresh or dried. When in bloom, the blue flowers particularly attract bees. The Latin name of this woody plant probably doesn't mean what you might expect. "Dew or Mist of the sea" There is a history of rosemary in medicinal use dating back to 500BC.

Health

Rich in Vitamin A, Thainiam and Magnesium, it may boost your immune and blood circulation. Ongoing research suggests a possible treatment for Alzheimer.   

Interesting Facts

  • In Victorian times rosemary was associated with remembrance. The connection to forgetfulness dates back to ancient times. The Greeks would wear crowns to boost the mind.
  • Rosemary has often been used for topiary to shape hedges.  

Chief flavour profile

Cineole and alpha-pinene are key terpene compounds found in rosemary. To compliment the sharp fresh notes that cineole produces in rosemary, you can pair with galangal, cardamom, bay and celery seed.

Blends to try with Rosemary
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