Product: Rosemary, Ground
Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Other Names: Compass Weed, Dew of the Sea, Elf Leaf, Sea Dew, Roses of Mary, Incensier, Polar Plant, Old Man, Romero, Romarin, Rosmarin, Rosmarino, Rozumari, Lá Hương Thảo & Iklil al-Jabal.
Description: Rosemary is an evergreen shrubby herb, native to the Mediterranean which grows to a height of 2 metres. The needle like leaves are dark green in colour on the upper surface and have a downy coating making them look greyish green on the underside, they are 2-4cm in length.
The 2-lipped flowers are small and blue in colour and grow in clusters in the leaf axils and are approximately 1cm in length.
Rosemary can be used in savoury and sweet recipes, try rosemary and lemon cake or adding some dried rosemary to shortbread with a little grated orange rind. Rosemary compliments chicken, fish and lamb dishes and enhances the flavour of tomato based soups and sauces; it also makes an excellent herbal vinegar and oil for adding to salad dressings and marinades. Ground rosemary can be added to sachets to help repel insects; it can also be used to make incense cones and added to soaps, and herbal foot powders.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.