The leaves are thin like parsley, and the plant is drought tolerant. It has a yellow or greenish yellow colored essential oil. 1.5 to 3 percent essential oil can be gathered from the leaves when fresh, and even more can be collected when the plant is dried. When dried, it also contains vitamin A, calcium, potassium, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron.
Sage is good for breaking up and digesting fatty foods, so it is great for seasoning meats, but it is also great in vegetarian bean soups. Pork dishes especially enjoy benefit, as they are often fatty in nature.
Sage pairs well with apples, dried beans, cheese, onions, and tomatoes.
Half ounce hand packed in bag.