Natural spices and herbs do a lot more than add a touch of color to your kitchen, and a hint of unique taste to the foods you prepare. You don’t have to be a culinary expert to use them either. It is helpful to know which spice best brings out the full flavor of which food, but that is easy enough to figure out with a little help from a recipe book, or website. Even experimenting on your own is a good way to learn, and in addition to adding zest to your meals, you’ll be adding nutrients as well.
Natural herbs and spices are packed with numerous vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, in a concentrated form, so each teaspoon or tablespoon full is like a tiny power punch of nutrition.
Nearly any grocery store will carry a wide selection of spices and herbs, so that all you need to do is decide which ones you would like to use. Or, you could go to a plant store, and buy your own so that you could cultivate your own herb garden, some stores even offer “ready to grow” herb gardens, all you’d have to provide would be the water.
If you want to find out the nutritional value of a specific herb, visit http://www.jtcwd.com/vegie/nutrition/herbs.html
This site lists quite a number of well known, common herbs and gives detailed information on what nutrition and exactly how much of it, each one provides.