Simply Organic Rosemary - 1.23 oz.
Simply Organic Rosemary's woody scent and minty flavor bring a balsamic deliciousness to sweet and savory dishes alike.
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis L.
This versatile herb also known as the compass plant, is an aromatic (slightly camphor-like), woody, evergreen shrub with tiny, needle-like leaves that are bright green on top and lighter green (and soft to the touch) underneath. It's a member of the mint (Lamiaceae) family, and it produces small, pale purple/blue flowers. The color of the flowers and its affinity for the seashore earned the plant its botanical name Rosmarinus (dew of the sea) officinalis. The Spanish, who believe the plant provided shelter to the Virgin Mary on her travels, call it "Romero" or "Pilgrim's flower."
Studies at Rutgers University and the University of Illinois in Urbana indicate that rosemary oil (consumed or placed on the skin) reduces by half the risk of cancer in laboratory animals. Other studies at Rutgers also found that rosemary is an effective food preservative. Refreshing and pungent, rosemary adds delicious interest to vinegars, salad dressings, and breads. You'll find it in bouquet garni and herbes de Provence blends, as well as many Mediterranean recipes for poultry, meat, and vegetable dishes.
Associated since ancient times with remembrance, fidelity, and love, rosemary is still worn by some brides in Europe. In 17th and 18th century Europe it was a funeral flower, symbolizing the memories of loved ones; a sprig of rosemary was often carried during funeral ceremonies, then placed with the deceased upon burial. "Grow it for two ends, it matters not at all/ Be't for my bridal or my burial. . ." wrote the poet Robert Herrick in his 17th century poem "The Garden."
Not purely for the wistful, rosemary has also been used for practical purposes. The Greeks called it "antos", or the flower of excellence, and their students wore garlands of it in order to strengthen their memories. It was believed that placing sprigs under the pillow would ward off evil spirits and nightmares, and that the aroma could slow the aging process. In some ancient references, it's called "incensier," because it was used in place of incense in religious ceremonies. During the Middle Ages, rosemary was burned as a disinfectant-- and to scare away evil spirits. French hospitals have used it, in combination with juniper, as an air purifier. Legend has it that the woman of the house rules if rosemary is thriving there.
Embracing organics is a key to a simply healthy way of life. Great tasting organic food is good for our bodies — and it's good for the planet our children and grandchildren will inherit. Choosing organic products reduces the pesticides and other chemicals that pollute our environment and promotes sustainable agriculture that preserves our ability to produce pure, natural food. It's a simple choice that makes a big difference.
Simply Organic's commitment goes beyond providing you with the most complete line of organic spices seasonings and flavors available — their purchasers travel the world developing and converting growers to organics and they consistently introduce products not previously available as organics. They develop meaningful relationships with small organic farmers, helping them improve their agricultural methods and profits — and supporting their communities — through programs like Fair Trade and Well Earth™.
Organic Goodness You Can Taste
Simply Organic's pure, organic herbs, spices and seasonings plus fresh food equals delicious, healthy meals for you and your family. Once you've tried Simply Organic™, you'll agree they provide a simply healthy way to incorporate organics into your life. They travel the world over to bring you fresh and aromatic seasonings of unsurpassed quality. You'll taste the difference in every bite.
The Frontier Family
Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ and the customers who own them have always been strong supporters of organic agriculture. In 2001, Frontier launched Simply Organic™, a comprehensive 100% certified organic line of spices, seasoning mixes and baking flavors. Simply Organic continues to grow with innovative and affordable new products and an unrivaled selection of organic seasonings — just as Aura Cacia™, the third member of the Frontier family, has become America's favorite aromatherapy source. One percent of Simply Organic sales fund organic food and farm research.
Simply Organic Values
In an industry where “organic” labels are often just an extension of larger, non-organic enterprise, Simply Organic™ offers healthy, wholesome, organic products you can trust. But Simply Organic offers more than just pure products. Their vision of an organic lifestyle means they are committed to integrity, from the field to the shelf. They appreciate that some of the best things are those that have been around for a long time, and as a result they support and encourage the growth of organic farming practices and support traditional farms and growers. With Simply Organic, you can feel better about the food on your table and the world you live in.
1% of Sales Fund the Growth of Organics
Simply Organic strives to better the lives of small growers in developing countries with fair pricing and programs that help their communities. They support environmental projects that promote organic agriculture and the restoration of natural habitats around the world through the donation of 1% of Simply Organic sales.
About Our 1% Fund
Each time you buy a Simply Organic™ spice, seasoning or mix, you make a small contribution — that when combined with many others — provides significant support to organizations and projects that research, develop, teach and promote organic agriculture. In fact, since the Simply Organic 1% fund began in 2001, it has provided over half a million dollars of support to organic causes.
The SO1% fund — determined as a percent of sales, not profits — is having a remarkable impact both here in the U.S. and internationally. For over three decades, Frontier has been a leader in promoting organic products and supporting organic agriculture around the world. It's logical that their all-organic brand, Simply Organic, funds many worthy organizations and events that support organics. They're proud to partner and offer you the opportunity to contribute directly to the continuing growth of organics with the purchase of high-quality Simply Organic products.