Things Do Not Get Better With Sage

Large number of sage samples found to be adulterated: Herbs keep being a target for fraudsters. The latest investigation of sage samples by the Institute of Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast used a combination of spectroscopic and chemometric methods to check whether sage contained 100% of the actual herb. One quarter of samples from the UK included unapproved (fortunately, no hazardous) bulk material, such as tree leaves, some in significant concentrations of over half of the product.

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Posted on 2 December 2020