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Herbs, Sage

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About This Food

Description

Sage is an herb from an evergreen shrub, Salvia officinalis, in the Labitae, or mint family.

Its long, grayish-green leaves take on a velvety, cotton-like texture when rubbed (meaning ground lightly and passed through a coarse sieve).

Sage is rich in antioxidants, has a fragrant aroma and an astringent but warm flavor. The name "sage"  comes from the Latin word “salia,” meaning “to save.”

Sage contains a compound called thujone that is dangerous in large quantities.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=32,004

Selecting & Storing

Fresh sage should have a velvety texture and noticeable aroma. Store fresh sage in the refrigerator, wrapped in a paper towel and sealed in a plastic bag for up to 4 days. Dried sage should be stored in a cool, dark place for no more than 6 months.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminK
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)sage

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Calories: 3

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.13 g
Saturated Fat
0.07 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.02 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.02 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
12 g
ALA
12 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.61 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.21 g
Sugars
0.02 g
Fiber
0.4 g
Protein
0.11 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
59 IU
1%
Vitamin C
0.32 mg
1%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.07 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.03 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
17.14 mg
21%
Folate
2.74 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.06 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
0.44 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
16.52 mg
2%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.28 mg
2%
Magnesium
4.28 mg
1%
Manganese
0.03 mg
2%
Phosphorous
0.91 mg
0%
Potassium
10.7 mg
0%
Selenium
0.04 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.11 mg
0%
Zinc
0.05 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
34.85 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
1.09 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
8.62 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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