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Friday, January 1, 2010

Janurary- Herb of the Month- Rosemary

~Rosemary~ Topic of the Month
Just thought I would start out by saying, Happy New Year everyone!
2010 is here!

As I have mentioned in a previous post I choose so make rosemary the herb of the month since I have been using it lately and have really started to like the flavor it adds to dishes.

Here are some medical uses and health facts of rosemary that you may find interesting:

-It is thought of to be a memory stimulant so instead of just keeping your pot of rosemary in the kitchen, you could move it do a more useful spot such as your desk where you do your work of where your kids do their studying and school work.

-Studies done on animals have shown that rosemary has cut their risk in half of getting lung cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer.

-Can also help to relax muscles, rosemary tea has been know for calming nerves.

-If rosemary tea is gargled it has been known to aid in healing canker sores and ulcers.

These are just a few of the many know uses of rosemary.


Rosemary is best used fresh, since it looses most of its flavor when dried, although it can also be used dried if you wish.

Rosemary can be used in cooking so many things, and it does not take much to add quite a bit of flavor. So far I have used it in stuffing, chicken, stir fry dishes, and possibly some other things that I am unable to think of at this moment, but there are sooooo many more options for cooking with rosemary that I have not tried yet.

One thing that will probably be the next thing that I try with rosemary will probably be rosemary butter. Sounds good doesn't it?

Here is a link to a site that explains some good ways to use rosemary for barbeques and others cooking uses along with some recipes.- theherbspiral.com

How to use rosemary in your cooking- this site gives you alot of ideas of how to cook with rosemary. Lots of good ideas. I may just have to try some of these.

Here is a link to my Pumpkin Bread Stuffing with Rosemary

Nutrition Data:

From Nutritiondata.com:
"The good: This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, Calcium, Iron and Manganese.

The bad: This food is high in Saturated Fat."
You can check out the rest of the nutrition data for rosemary here at Nutritiondata.com

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