Rosemary is an herb in the Labitae, or mint, family and native to the Mediterranean region.
Known as the “herb of remembrance” in the days of Hamlet, researchers have recently found that rosemary to prevents the breakdown of a brain chemical called acetylcholine.
Today this versatile herb is widely produced in France, Spain, and Portugal and used to season a variety of sweet and savory dishes.
Selecting and Storing Rosemary
Choose fresh rosemary with bright green leaves and sturdy stems. Store refrigerated for up to a week. Dried rosemary can be kept in a cool, dry place away from sunlight for up to 6 months.