We started this space dedicated to Cooking Councils talking about Rosemary. Spice often used in gastronomy, which has broad health benefits and is a special ingredient for the Tuna steak, a delicious dish from our menu. In this sense, we put at your disposal some information collected from blogs and other sites of interest.
As we mentioned earlier, according to an article published on the site Infografías y Remedios, rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a very fragrant perennial herb native to the Mediterranean, known for being a tasty culinary condiment, as an ingredient in body perfumes, and for its possible benefits to health.
On the other hand, the uses of Rosemary in gastronomy are very broad. We put to your query a large part of an article published on the website Plants-to:
Rosemary is often used in traditional Mediterranean cuisine, flavoring a wide variety of foods. Its fragrance, however, is strong and intense. So, dose the amount and use it sparingly, thus preventing its flavor from being dominant in the dish in question.
The Rosemary is used as a spice to flavor meats and poultry. It is especially appreciated as a seasoning of lamb meat. It also serves to flavor soups, vegetable-based preparations, and sauces to accompany the pasta.
A sprig of fresh rosemary aromatizes oils and vinegars, giving a different and pleasant touch that combines well with some dishes and salads. There are also rosemary scented creams that serve as companions to the main dishes or desserts. In addition, thanks to its antioxidant effects, rosemary is used in the sausage industry.
The nectar of its flowers is excellent, since it has a very long flowering period and attracts a lot of bees. This gives rise to the appreciated rosemary honey. It is reputed to be the best quality and is one of the types that can be considered, if the proportion of its pollen is sufficient, monofloral honey.
The rosemary plant has large amounts of iron, calcium and vitamin B6. The Council of Europe has cataloged it as a natural food resource and the FDA has incorporated it as a dietary supplement.
The vast majority are related to the activity of the essential oil. It has been shown in an active way that it is a powerful bactericide, antiviral and also antioxidant.
In the past, some nervous disorders were also treated with rosemary. Arab doctors, in ancient times, used rosemary to return speech after a faint. The oral administration also has a diuretic activity.
It also has an effect similar to that of anti-inflammatories and improves circulatory activity, especially in the lower extremities, thus being a good healer. It has also been shown to be used in the treatment of alopecia, while rosemary smoke serves as a treatment for asthma.
Rosemary is incorporated in pharmacies in Germany, England, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Spain, France, Mexico, Spain and Latin America, Portugal, Czech Republic and Switzerland, among others.
If you do not eat an exaggerated amount of the substance, it has no known toxic effect.
Contraindications in their use
Pregnant women should abstain from the intake of rosemary, since it has been observed that it is an abortive agent. Although it has not been possible to demonstrate, it is recommended that due to its estrogenic effects, and being a food with medicinal factors, avoid eating during the period of pregnancy and lactation. Epileptic and diabetic patients should not eat it either.