Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
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Pineapple sage is true to its name as its aromatics and flavors are a ubiquitous reflection of both the aroma of pineapple and the intense savories of sage. It is grown for its attractive appearance as much as its aromatics. It has bright green foliage which produces vivid red tubular flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Pineapple sage is available during the summer months.
Pineapple sage's most optimal use in cooking is as a fresh herb. They are best used fresh since they lose flavor if cooked at high temperatures. They are ideal for cold soups, teas and other fruit beverages.
Pineapple sage is extensively used in Mexican traditional medicine, especially for the treatment of anxiety. Salvia, Sage is derived from the Latin salvere ("to save"), referring to the healing properties long attributed to the various Salvia species. It has been recommended at one time or another for virtually every ailment by various herbalists.
Pineapple sage grows naturally in oak and pine scrub forests at elevations from 8,000-10,000 feet in Mexico and Guatemala.