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Health Benefits of Rosemary

  • Enhances memory and concentration

  • Prevent brain ageing

  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory

  • Improves digestion

  • Protection against macular degeneration

  • Neurological protection



Sweet Potato Fries

By Edible Spaces Intern Yusuf Mohideen


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced rosemary

  • 1 minced garlic clove

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into ¼ strips (about 2-¼ pounds)

Image by Sarah Gualtieri


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients. Add sweet potatoes; shake to coat.

  2. Arrange in a single layer on two 15x10x1-in. baking pans coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, turning occasionally.


Rosemary oil for dry/

damaged/dandruff hair

By Edible Spaces Intern Yusuf Mohideen


  • Fresh rosemary sprigs

  • Olive oil / jojoba oil / sweet almond oil

Rosemary and oil


  1. Wash and measure the rosemary. Wash a few sprigs of fresh rosemary under cold, running water to remove any dirt and debris. Next, remove the leaves from the stem and measure out about a cup of leaves.

  2. Fill a small saucepan with oil. Measure out two cups of oil and pour them into a small saucepan. Most people prefer to use olive oil for its flavour, cooking uses, and cosmetic applications. However, if you’re planning on exclusively using your oil for beauty purposes, you can use jojoba oil or sweet almond oil.

  3. Heat the rosemary in the oil. Add the rosemary sprigs to the saucepan. Place the pan over low heat on your stove. Heat the rosemary for five to ten minutes, stirring constantly. As the oil warms up, it will begin to smell like rosemary. (If the oil begins bubbling around the rosemary, the oil is too hot. Reduce the heat and stir.)

  4. Strain and cool the oil. Place a metal colander in a large metal bowl. Pour the oil mixture into the colander to strain out the rosemary pieces. Discard the leftover pieces of rosemary and let the oil cool in the bowl. ( Metal strainers and cheesecloths can also be used to strain the oil. Make sure the oil has cooled before using these tools.)

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries
Rosemary Oil for Hair

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