Try our new seasonal latte.... "Honey Sage"
This is a lively, refreshing latte which can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Sage lovers, you won't be disappointed. We've combined the fresh herbal flavor of sage with sweet clover honey and vanilla extract.
You'll taste it at the first sip... smooth, sweet and well balanced with our Lavazza SuperCrema espresso and milk of your choice. This drink is perfect for warm weather, enjoyed over ice.
Sage is a staple herb in various cuisines around the world and apart from the delicious flavor, Sage is full of surprising nutrients and benefits.
It has a strong aroma and earthy flavor, which is why it’s typically used in small amounts. Even so, it’s packed with a variety of important nutrients and compounds.
Here are some surprising health benefits of sage:
1. High in several Nutrients
Sage packs a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals.
One teaspoon (0.7 grams) of ground sage contains:
Protein: 0.1 grams
Carbs: 0.4 grams
Fat: 0.1 grams
Vitamin K: 10% of the reference daily intake (RDI)
Iron: 1.1% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 1.1% of the RDI
Calcium: 1% of the RDI
Manganese: 1% of the RDI
As you can see, a small amount of sage packs 10% of your daily vitamin K needs.
Sage also contains small amounts of magnesium, zinc, copper and vitamins A, C and E.
Since it’s consumed in tiny amounts, sage provides only minuscule amounts of carbs, calories, protein and fiber.
2. Loaded with Antioxidants
Antioxidants are molecules that help fortify your body’s defenses, neutralizing potentially harmful free radicals that are linked to chronic diseases.
One study found that drinking 1 cup (240 ml) of sage tea twice daily significantly increased antioxidant defenses. It also lowered both total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol, as well as raised “good” HDL cholesterol
3. May support Oral Health
Sage has antimicrobial effects, which can neutralize microbes that promote dental plaque.
In one study, a sage-based mouthwash was shown to effectively kill the Streptococcus mutans bacteria, which is notorious for causing dental cavities.
In a test-tube study, a sage-based essential oil was shown to kill and halt the spread of Candida albicans, a fungus that may also cause cavities.
One review noted that sage may treat throat infections, dental abscesses, infected gums and mouth ulcers. However, more human research is needed to make comprehensive
4. Easy to add to your diet
Sage comes in several forms and can be used in a variety of ways.
Fresh sage leaves have a strong aromatic flavor and are best used sparingly in dishes.