Ground Rosemary

Ground Rosemary
Ground Rosemary
Ground Rosemary Ground Rosemary
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Used heavily in Mediterranean cuisines, Rosmarinus offinialis , or rosemary, is an extremely flavorful herb. The Latin name translates to "dew of the sea," and this is fitting as in the Mediterranean you will often find rosemary growing near the ocean. All through history until today, rosemary has remained a prominen t ingredient in French and Italian cuisines, but it is also grown in places like Algeria, England, Germany, Turkey, and Morocco

The volatile oil content of rosemary is primarily composed of 1,8-cineol. Rosemary contains roughly 0.5% to 2.5% volatile oil that gives it its eucalyptus-like aroma.

Rosemary has a very interesting name in several languages. "Ikleel aljabal" is what it is called in Arabic, "mi tieh hsiang" is Mandarin, "rosmarin" is what you will hear in French, "rosmarein" in German, "rusmary" is what is said in Hindi, "mannenro" in Japanese, "rozmarin" in Russian, "alecrim" in Portuguese, and "rosmario" is the word for rosemary in Spanish.



History of Rosemary

Associated with memory and fidelity, Rosemary was an important part of Ancient Grecian culture. Students wore garlands made from rosemary to encourage knowledge retention while they were taking examinations or tests. Used in medicinal treatments since 500 BCE, rosemary was believed to be a cure for jaundice, migraines, inflammation, and some other ailments that cause pain in both Greece and Rome. In Greece, sprigs of rosemary were also placed beneath the head before sleeping to keep nightmares away. French nurses would burn rosemary and juniper berries to sterilize the air in their hospitals.

In the Middle Ages, rosemary was briefly called "Rose Maria," as an homage to Mary, mother of Jesus. The herb was used to ward off evil in religious ceremonies, and brides would decorate their heads with a wreath of rosemary to symbolize fidelity to her partner.

Rosemary also had some strong associations with thieves, as it was believed to remove the thieving bug from someone who had committed that type of crime. Thieves of the 14th century would simply have their feet bathed in a mix of wine vinegar and rosemary root and then they would stop thinking about stealing.

Rosemary was mentioned by Shakespeare's Ophelia in Hamlet as she said "this is for remembrance" when talking about the plant. Native Americans would use rosemary as a preventative for baldness, a technique that is still practiced in some parts of the world today.

Today, rosemary is used in the cosmetic industry for its chemical rosmaridiphenol, which is used as an antioxidant. It is also used as a scent for both cosmetics and perfumes. Rosmaridiphenol is an ingredient in plastic food packaging, as well. The chemicals in rosemary have been used in applications outside of food for centuries, including being used as a bug repellent at various points throughout history.


Rosemary Cultivation


Rosemary is often found growing near the ocean out in nature. The plant prefers lots of sunlight, well-drained soils, and plenty of space. Rosemary can grow as high as six feet tall, though the average plant will hover at about 4 feet high and 4 feet wide. These plants are somewhat drought tolerant, but on the opposite end of the spectrum will not handle waterlogged roots. Rosemary plants grow flowers that vary in color from blue, purple, white, pink, etc. It is an evergreen plant. While it is a popular commercial plant, it is also quite popular in-home gardens because it is so attractive.


Where is it from?


Our Ground Rosemary is from Morocco.


Cooking with Ground Rosemary


Mediterranean cuisine is where rosemary really shines. In French cooking it is used with meats like lamb or goose, and it is a key ingredient in the French spice blend Herbs de Provence. For Italian cooks, rosemary makes a good marinade when combined with chiles, honey, garlic, and wine for gamey meats. In other European countries, rosemary is used in fruit desserts, on potatoes, in pot roasts, and in stews, stuffing, and soup stocks.

Here in the United States we use rosemary to flavor baked fish, chicken, cheese, eggs, fish, marinades, mushrooms, onions, oranges, potatoes, and tomatoes. It's good on winter squash, used in soups, sauces, and with fruits. We also put it on freshly baked breads, in herby vinegars, and make salad dressings with it. It's a tasty addition to lemon flavored dishes as well.

Our Ground Rosemary plays well with apricots, cabbage, chicken, eggplant, eggs, fish, lamb, onions, oranges, tomatoes, veal, and winter squash. When paired with other spices, it tastes good with bay leaves, chives, garlic, oregano, parsley, sage, or thyme.

Ground Rosemary is essential to recipes like Provencal Chicken, one of our absolute favorites.


Whole vs Ground


Rosemary is a very unique herb! The flavor of this herb doesn't get lost, and instead is increased once ground. The cell walls in the rosemary are broken when the rosemary is crushed, releasing the flavors stored inside the cells. Rosemary can be added at any point in the cooking process and won't lose much flavor.


What Does Ground Rosemary Taste Like?


Ground Rosemary has a flavor that is piney, warm, and slightly balsamic. Some people say that there are some undertones of tea as well.


Substitutions and Conversions


You can use a blend of savory, tarragon, and thyme for a rosemary substitute that will have a similarly complex flavor profile. Use any one of those three for an okay substitute, especially if the recipe only calls for a small amount of rosemary.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.2g0%

Dietary Fiber0.8g3%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
10 total ratings.

Greg B. (Verified buyer) 09/28/2021
Smell and flavor is incredible This is perfect and with Thanksgiving coming soon, I will use a lot of it.

Jim F. (Verified buyer) 01/09/2021
Works much better to use Works much better to use ground.

Kyle H. (Verified buyer) 11/28/2020
Ground Rosemary Ground Rosemary is amazing... the smell, taste, and texture are all great

Gary F. (Verified buyer) 07/06/2020
Flavor without the sticks There’s no substitute for fresh rosemary but this ground up format gives you the taste without the stems normally sold at grocery stores

Brenda S. (Verified buyer) 04/28/2020
Ground Rosemary is great! While living in Oregon, I would go to Butte Creek Mill and would get me ground rosemary for my cooking. Why you can never get ground rosemary?? When I saw that you sold this, I was all in. I cook with bare amount of salt and cooking with spices really makes the dishes I prepare so much more delicious. Salt lovers in my family (sisters, parents, neices/nephews) who are salt lovers enjoy my cooking because I do put so many herbs and spices in my food. I did share each of my spices that I ordered with a friend and she was so excited to try new things. One of the things she really enjoys is the spice mixture of garlic and sesame seeds. She puts that in her virgin bloody mary and she said that it put a whole new spin on her drink. I loved the free pepper you gave me. Both of us really love it! I like to create spice mixtures, but I never thought of this pepper mixture before! Great spices!

Dan D. (Verified buyer) 02/10/2019
Ground Rosemary So Tasty!

Leila J. (Verified buyer) 03/15/2018
Love the Ground Rosemary I love the flavor of Rosemary and this ground version makes it so easy to add it to different dishes.

David (Verified buyer) 06/01/2015
Ground Rosemary Wonderful aroma and flavor. Used it in my pork roast recipe.

John (Verified buyer) 03/07/2014
Ground Rosemary Wonderful!

Rod (Verified buyer) 02/16/2014
Ground Rosemary Eassy dish to make, but I usually use the unground version. I only needed to use a small pinch of this to flavor those potatoes, but they were excellent. I love how fresh your spices are, thank you!