Storage Tips: Wash and dry fresh pineapple sage when you bring it home from the store, then wrap in slightly dampened paper towels and store in a clear plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Usage Ideas: Pineapple Sage, combined with lemon zest and garlic, is wonderful to make an herb butter to rub on whole roasted chicken, turkey, or pork loin. Combine 1 Tbsp chopped pineapple sage with 1 Tbsp chopped thyme and 1 Tbsp chopped marjoram or oregano, then mix with 1 stick softened butter and season with salt and pepper.
Pineapple Sage leaves can also be added to drinks like water, sprite or ginger ale, to give it a pineapple scent, as well as blended into smoothies.
One of the most common ways to use Pineapple Sage is to add it to cake and other baked dessert recipes to get a pineapple scent. A syrup or chutney can also be made with the leaves and added to sweet and sour dishes, salads or desserts.
Pineapple Sage is also used as garnish to sweet dishes or dried to make herbal tea infusions.
Fun Facts: Pineapple sage is commonly found in Mexico and Guatemala.
The word sage comes from a latin word that means “to save” and is sometimes used in Mexican traditional medicine to treat anxiety.