Rosemary Leaf Powder
Rosemary needles or leaves come from an evergreen shrub that is native to Mediterranean and Asia and grows heartily in several climates. Rosemary needles are notable in cuisine for their aromatic, woodsy flavor and strong evergreen scent. It is commonly used in the traditional Mediterranean and European cuisine, and its distinctive fresh scent also makes it a mainstay of personal care and housecleaning products. Its various culinary, aromatic, and medicinal uses make this versatile herb a favorite in gardens around the world.
Cooking with Rosemary Needles
Rosemary has numerous uses in the kitchen, playing a starring role in rubs and marinades popular with dishes featuring fish, chicken, lamb, and other proteins. Available fresh, dried, whole, or powdered, it is an important ingredient in the Mediterranean and continental European cuisine. Highly prized in French cooking, among other cuisines, it is one of the components of the popular Herbes de Provence blend.
Rosemary’s notable woodsy flavor plays well with grains, potatoes, mushrooms, and leafy greens, imparting its distinctively comforting aroma on a wide array of entrees and side dishes. And unlike many seasonings, rosemary does not lose any of its potent flavor or aroma when cooked, making it an asset to many types of cuisines.
Rosemary leaf powder can be a seasoning in soups and casseroles. Some people may find rosemary needles prickly and dangerous when cooking for children, that’s why rosemary leaf powder is perfect in these scenarios. Just as needles you can add it to any preparation without the hassle of taking out the leaves one by one.
Mix Rosemary leaf powder with garlic and salt to release the flavors of these seasonings into whatever you are cooking. Childhood memories of grandparents and family get-togethers will flood back once you smell delicious rosemary chicken wafting from the kitchen. This nostalgic, comforting meal is incredibly easy to assemble as a one-pan meal for a weeknight or special occasion.
And rosemary isn’t just for dinner anymore. Already a savory standout, it lends an unexpected depth to a variety of rosemary-flavored desserts. Rosemary and citrus work beautifully together, and a lemon-rosemary coffee cake will surprise your friends with its fresh, aromatic flavor.
Rosemary: History and Origination
The use of rosemary dates to 500 B.C. when it was used as a medicinal herb by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Some believe that rosemary can improve memory and reduced anxiety when distilled into an aromatherapeutic oil.
Symbolically, rosemary can denote fidelity and has been used over the years in courtships and weddings. In literature and folklore, mentions of rosemary abound as an emblem of remembrance. It even makes a guest appearance in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with Ophelia noting, “There’s Rosemary, that’s for remembrance.”
Several centuries ago, rosemary was believed to protect from evil spirits. Today, one of its many non-food uses is in cleaning products and hand cleansers owing to its innate antibacterial properties. It is also widely embraced for its distinctive, potently fragrant scent, and is a popular ingredient in perfume and home air fresheners.
Its health benefits and bracingly fresh taste make it popular as an ingredient in herbal teas. Its profile makes it a popular herb in cooking, providing a refreshing balance to the rich fattiness of meats or adding a zesty touch to a wide array of salads, soups, grains, and casseroles.
Aside from its culinary and medicinal properties, rosemary is a physically dynamic plant that is also lauded for its attractiveness and sustainability. Rosemary shrubs can withstand long droughts and survive without water for long periods of time. This perseverance makes rosemary a popular choice for ornamental landscaping, its durable growth creating long-lasting, healthy, and attractive plantings.
About Our Rosemary Needles
Our rosemary needles are grown on the hillsides and plateaus of the Atlas mountain range in the north of Morocco. Rosemary harvesting is a traditional, time-honored trade, carried out by shepherds and Moroccan farmers as has been the tradition for centuries.
We grind our Rosemary leaves in small batches in house. The powdered leaves are packaged the day they are ground to preserve aroma and flavor and prevent loss of essential oils.
Why Burma Spice?
If you are looking to buy a flavorful and vibrant Mediterranean bay leaf powder, look no further! We work directly with the best growers all over the world to assure that we are bringing to your table the freshest, most vibrant, and exotic spices. They are purchased directly from harvest and stored in climate-controlled conditions to ensure freshness and preserve their volatile organic oils. The intense flavor, color, and aroma attest to their freshness.
When you cook something exotic, spicy, and delicious, you want it to taste the way it’s supposed to taste. This requires no substitutions and no compromises. That’s why the gourmet quality and flavor of our products remains our central focus.