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Rosemary - rosmarinus officinalis

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The name, Rosemary, is derived from the Latin and means "dew of the sea". Rosemary is indigenous to the Mediterranean area where it grows well in the salty sea air. Rosemary brings the sea air to your cooking. It is available in whole leaves or ground.

 

Flavour:

Distinctive, fresh, sweet, pine-like

 

How to Use:

Lamb dishes, liver pate, soups, stews, marinades, poached fish, seafood, in the preparation of various meats (veal, beef, pork, wild fowl and venison), tomato sauce, pizza, potatoes, cauliflower, spinach, mushrooms, turnip, fruits, fruit juices, apple jelly and breads.

 

Measuring:

Savoury biscuits 1 teaspoon in 2 cups of mix

Muffins/corn bread 1 teaspoon in a mix to make 12 muffins

Fruit juice 1/4 teaspoon in 2 cups

Fruit salad 1/4 teaspoon in 4 cups of mixed fruit

Vegetables 1/2 teaspoon in 2 cups

Barbecue sauce 1 tablespoon in 6 cups of sauce

Lamb roast 1 teaspoon, crushed and rubbed on a 3 to 4 pound roast

 

Other info:

For a touch of flavour to barbecued meats, sprinkle rosemary over coals while cooking.

Crushing the needle-like rosemary leaves into your cooking releases the full flavour.

Rosemary is rich in carnosol, another phytochemical that's said to help guard against breast cancer by detoxifying chemicals that can trigger cancer development. Carnosol may protect against skin and lung cancer as well. Rosemary also seems to work against the formation of carcinogens during the cooking process, according to cancer researchers.

 

Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis

Nutrient

Units

1 tsp

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1.20 g

Proximates

Water

g

0.112

Energy

kcal

3.972

Energy

kj

16.644

Protein

g

0.059

Total lipid (fat)

g

0.183

Carbohydrate, by difference

g

0.769

Fiber, total dietary

g

0.511

Ash

g

0.078

Minerals

Calcium, Ca

mg

15.360

Iron, Fe

mg

0.351

Magnesium, Mg

mg

2.640

Phosphorus, P

mg

0.840

Potassium, K

mg

11.460

Sodium, Na

mg

0.600

Zinc, Zn

mg

0.039

Copper, Cu

mg

0.007

Manganese, Mn

mg

0.022

Selenium, Se

mcg

0.055

Vitamins

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid

mg

0.734

Thiamin

mg

0.006

Riboflavin

mg

0.005

Niacin

mg

0.012

Vitamin B-6

mg

0.011

Folate, total

mcg

3.684

Vitamin B-12

mcg

0.000

Vitamin A, IU

IU

37.536

Vitamin A, RE

mcg_RE

3.756

Vitamin E

mg_ATE

0.024

Lipids

Fatty acids, total saturated

g

0.088

4:0

g

0.000

6:0

g

0.000

8:0

g

0.000

10:0

g

0.001

12:0

g

0.000

14:0

g

0.004

16:0

g

0.060

18:0

g

0.007

20:0

g

0.005

22:0

g

0.005

15:0

g

0.002

17:0

g

0.001

24:0

g

0.004

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated

g

0.036

14:1

g

0.001

16:1 undifferentiated

g

0.002

18:1 undifferentiated

g

0.032

20:1

g

0.002

22:1 undifferentiated

g

0.000

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated

g

0.028

18:2 undifferentiated

g

0.014

18:3 undifferentiated

g

0.013

18:4

g

0.000

20:4 undifferentiated

g

0.000

20:5 n-3

g

0.000

22:5 n-3

g

0.000

22:6 n-3

g

0.000

Cholesterol

mg

0.000

Phytosterols

mg

0.696