1. - INTRODUCTION
Rosemary is a small, highly branched, evergreen shrub that grows up to one meter tall. It has small, lance-shaped, thick, leathery, dark green leaves.
Rosemary leaves have medicinal uses. As a hot tea, rosemary is good for colds, flu, rheumatic pains, indigestion, and a stimulant to treat headaches and fatigue. It is antiseptic and promotes sweating and bile flow. Rosemary acts as an antidepressant, a circulatory stimulant and a tonic for the nervous system and heart. It is a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and zinc. It also has antioxidant properties.
2. - PRODUCT
Name of the product: Dehydrated Rosemary
Common Name: Rosemary
Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Lifetime: 2 years
Sanitary Register: 03-02-03-10-0001 SENASAG Bolivia
Phytosanitary Register: 01-111-3 SENASAG Bolivia
Tariff heading: 0910991000
Dehydrated: Naturally dehydrated using solar dryers.
Presentation: According to client specifications. Kraft paper bag with inner polyethylene lining. Each bag contains 20 kg net. Bag dimensions are: Width: 635 mm. Length: 1110 mm. Bellow: 130.
3. - CHARACTERISTICS
Aspect: Abundant, long and narrow leaves.
Color: Dark-green characteristic leaf
Odor: Aromatic, very pronounced. Atypical odor-free
Taste: Very accented tones. Free of atypical flavors
4.- CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Humidity: < 15%
Ashes: < 12%
Essential Oil: between 1.5% and 2.5%
Stalks and foreign matter > 1.5%
E- Coli: Absence
Total coliform: Absence
Our products meet all quality standards set by our clients and by international regulatory agencies, and our company is certified for good manufacturing practices (GMP). (TÜV Rheinland)
7.- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Processing: Solar drying and mechanical systems using good manufacturing practices.
Traceability system: Complete system of traceability by package.
Uses: Rosemary can be added to many dishes. It is a strong herb, however, and should be used with care. Rosemary is effective in sauces and as a garnish and can even be used as a substitute for salt. In medicine it is used for its relaxing effect and for this reason it is used in massage oils and to help relieve headaches and inflammation. It also helps eliminate bad cholesterol and prevents urinary tract infections. Rosemary can also help prevent flatulence, fight bad breath and repair the liver after gastrointestinal disorders.
Conditions for storage and transportation: Keep in a cool, ventilated room away from direct light. Ship as a food item only.