As I said in my previous post, herbs not only add a wonderful flavor to foods but offer antioxidents and vitamins, too.
The next herb I am going to talk about is...
This native to the mediterranean region has narrow silvery=green leaves that are rolled so tight they resemble needles. Its soft pine-like fragrance endures better than most herbs when dried.
In addition to having anti-inflamatory and antitumor effects, rosemary's flavonoids may help keep LDL (bad) cholesterol from oxidizing, thereby preventing hardening of the arteries. The herb also works as aromatherapy; research shows it may help to improve alertness and memory.
Bake rosemary into bread or crackers; season apples or pineapples with rosemary before roasting them; or use in marinades for chicken or lamb.