Rosemary - Verstegen Spices & Sauces


Rosemary is recognisable by the woody shrub that usually grows between the dry, Mediterranean scrub. Rosemary is grown all over the world. The area where this herb is grown determines its colour, smell and flavour. The best quality rosemary originates from Morocco. Needless to say, this is also where Verstegen's rosemary come from, because Verstegen attaches great value to quality.

Smell and flavour of rosemary

Depending on the country of origin, the leaves are green or greyish. The scent of rosemary is intense, strongly aromatic, pine, camphor and eucalyptus-like, which is characteristic of rosemary. The flavour of rosemary is very aromatic and has a bitter, pungent flavour that is also characteristic of this herb. When the plant is fully grown, it has the best quality.

How can you use rosemary in the kitchen?

Did you know that the flavour of rosemary goes well with vegetables and meat from the oven? Of course, the herb also gives a delicious flavour to dishes with fish.

In Italian cuisine, rosemary is often used in combination with lamb. In French cuisine, the herb is included in the mixture of 'Provencal herbs'. The Greek souvlaki contains a herb mix that also contains rosemary.

Curious about the flavour of this herb? Try it in your home-made dish. Taste the herb for example in a dish of meatballs with vegetables from the oven.