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Rosemary | VitaMedica
Rosemary

Rosemary

(Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary is easily distinguished by its strong, pungent, pine-like scent. Unlike dill or thyme, rosemary must be used sparingly to not overpower a dish. Rosemary is best known as a symbol of remembrance, friendship, and love.

 

Health Benefits:

Rosemary contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion. The herb also contains anti-inflammatory compounds.

 

Nutritional Value: Dried rosemary is a good source of iron, calcium, manganese, vitamin C and vitamin B6.

 

Recipe Ideas:

Due to its strong, pungent flavor, rosemary works well with beef, lamb, chicken and other roasted meats. Combine rosemary, pepper, salt and olive to make a rub for meats. Our Hearty Beef Stew recipe gets its flavor from rosemary and red wine.

 

Interesting Facts:

It has been said that if a rosemary bush grows vigorously in a family’s garden, it means that the woman heads the household (we like this one).