Here is one more for you health!
Native to the Mediterranean region, rosemary is one of the most commonly found herbs in a spice rack, and for good reason – not only does it have a wonderful taste and aroma, but also a wealth of beneficial health effects if regularly added to our diet. The scientific name of this perennial woody herb is Rosmarinus officinalis. Similar to many other useful herbs, rosemary is in the same taxonomic family as mint, but doesn’t have that characteristic flavor. It has a warmer, bitter, and more astringent taste that gives a wonderful flavor to soups, sauces, stews, roasts, and stuffing. It is particularly prevalent in Italian cultural cuisine.
Rosemary is most commonly known as a cooking herb, but it can also be used as an ornamental shrub. There are two main types of rosemary plants, the upright varieties and the creeping varieties. Both offer evergreen leaves, fragrant foliage and edible flowers.
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