Many recipes will call for a bunch of sage but with different stores carrying different sizes of sage bunches it can be hard to know how much to actually use. Many people grow their own sage as well so their "bunch" will be whatever they decide on.
In order to figure out how much is a bunch of sage we looked at several grocery stores to see what their usual sage bunch size was. We determined that on average, a grocery store bunch of sage is about an ounce. That much sage comes to about 68 sprigs of sage in the bunch.
So for our tests we used a 1 ounce bunch of sage to determine how many "sage bunches" you need to get a specific amount of chopped sage leaves. We discovered that you would need to obtain 2 bunches of sage to make a cup of chopped sage herbs for your recipe. If you are buying from the grocery store you can check the weight on the scale there and if you are growing your own sage you can just use a kitchen scale to measure it. We recommend the one we use at home and enjoy: Oxo Good Grips Food Scale.
Did you know that Sage, like numerous other herbs, is a member of the mint family of plants? It originally came from the Mediterranean region but now readily grows in the U.S. as well. Sage has been used as a flavoring agent for over 2000 years and revered for its medicinal uses for centuries.
You can now use the converter below to determine how many 1 ounce bunches of sage you need to get the correct amount of chopped sage leaves.
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