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.
Rich in Vitamin A, Thainiam and Magnesium, it may boost your immune and blood circulation. Ongoing research suggests a possible treatment for Alzheimer.
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.
Complex, zesty and aromatic, this beautiful mixed herb blend is a variant of a lost recipe from a 13th century medieval Arabian cookbook, with the literal translation meaning ‘bouquet’ or ‘bunch’ of herbs. Playing homage to the ancient trade of herbs, adding a little sprinkle will bring a fresh and luscious zing to savoury dishes like omelettes, baked beans on toast, pasta, soups and cheese toasties. Reaching for Bāqa will soon be like second nature.
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