HERBS and SPICES
Flavor & Aroma: Sweet and fresh
Sensory Profile: Rosemary has a distinctive pine-woody aroma with camphoraceous undertones and a fresh, bittersweet flavor.
Rosemary: What's In A Name
Rosemary is the dried leaves of the evergreen Rosmarinus officinalis. The slender, slightly curved leaves resemble miniature curved pine needles. Normally hand harvested, the Rosemary plant grows about 2 to 3 feet tall and is very hardy as it grows under harsh mountainous conditions.
Rosemary is found in bouquet garni, herbes de Provence, and seasoning blends for lamb and Mediterranean cuisines.
The major producers of Rosemary are France, Spain/Portugal, and the "former Yugoslavia."
In ancient Greece, Rosemary was recognized for its alleged ability to strengthen the brain and memory. Greek students would braid Rosemary into their hair to help them with their exams. Also known as the herb of remembrance, it was placed on the graves of English heroes.
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