- We are trying to expand our herb garden and hope to share rosemary with the CSA soon.
Wrap loosely in plastic wrap and place in the warmest part of the refrigerator; one of the compartments in the door works perfectly. Do not wrap tightly or the trapped moisture may cause them to mold prematurely; many people like to add a crumpled paper towel to the bag as a safeguard. Do not rinse the herbs until just before using.
Rosemary is a good source of Vitamin A, Thiamin and Magnesium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron and Manganese.
- The name of Rosemary originates from the Latin word rosmarinus, meaning "mist of the sea" or "dew of the sea."
- Rosemary sprigs are traditionally scattered on the grave to show that the beloved family member would not be forgotten.
- During the English Tudor era, Rosemary symbolized fidelity, and brides would give sprigs of Rosemary to bridegroom as a tradition.
- In the old days, Rosemary has been used as an herbal medicine to relief gas, toothache, headache and even baldness.