We have combined a pungent piney herb and a sweet honey like fruit with love and passion! This goes soooo well with roasted vegetables, like diced sweet potatoes, squash or Brussel sprouts. Think cheeses like warmed Brie or cool green veined Derby Sage for an appetizer to go with wine. After your meats are cooked, drizzle just a little of this earthy sweet combo! What better way to highlight roasted lamb than pungent rosemary with sweet fig – for a marinade or drizzled in a savory sweet reduction.
Let your inner chef out to play!
Play with the already intriguing earthy sweetness of Rosemary Fig Dark Balsamic by blending with one or more of the Laconiko Infused Olive Oils like Citrus Habanero, Pesto or Blood Orange. Blend with other dark balsamic like Black Walnut or Cherry.
Trace elements are the tiny cogs in the working wheels of an efficient immune system. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting and other functions, while minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance and several other processes. Small but mighty, these trace vitamins, minerals and polyphenols are only needed in minute amounts to support health and growth, but are often missing from our meals. Getting them from multiple sources ensures that your daily meals are truly health supporting.
Rosemary: Active ingredients, carnosic and rosmarinic acids have powerful antibacterial, antiviral, anticancer, and antifungal properties. High in manganese essential for metabolic health. Quickens healing and is known to brighten the mind aiding concentration and memory. The phytochemicals in rosemary may help to improve eye health, regulate liver function, and lower the risk of asthma. Rosemary is also a rich source of B vitamins: thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflaven (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), panothenic acid (vitamin B5) and folate (vitamin B9).
Figs are an effective prebiotic supporting a healthy microbiome and robust immune system. They are also micro mineral power players, rich in copper for metabolism and energy production and formation of blood cells, connective tissue and neurotransmitters. Magnesium and potassium reducing high blood pressure and calcium to promote bone density, which may prevent osteoporosis. Thiamin (vitamin B1) and riboflavin (vitamin B2) are key for cell rejuvenation, pyridoxine.(vitamin B6), important for macronutrient metabolism, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for immunity and vitamin K, key for blood coagulation.
Dark Balsamic Vinegar Traditional Modena dark balsamic vinegar is made from reduced grape juice and has all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in the grape, one of the healthiest and most nutritious fruits. The antioxidants in this vinegar have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer Traditionally aged balsamic vinegars have many health benefits. Acetic acid is its main constituent. It is antimicrobial and antioxidant and is known to regulate blood sugar with its antiglycemic or antidiabetic effect. Acetic acid in balsamic vinegar has strains of probiotics that promote digestion and gut health, supporting the microbiome and the overall immune system. Balsamic vinegar can lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and aid in weight loss. Inhalation of steamed vapor can clear congestion. Polyphenols from the grapes may promote blood circulation. Some use balsamic vinegar to treat acid reflux and heartburn. Acetic acid also aids in belly fat loss, and the probiotic chemicals found in it help to promote a sense of fullness, which helps to reduce overeating. In addition, balsamic vinegar is fat-free and has an anti-obesity effect.