Archive for the ‘Spices & Herbs’ Category

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Health Benefits of Cumin seeds

Although the small cumin seed looks rather unassuming, its nutty peppery flavor packs a punch when it comes to adding a nutty and peppery flavor to chili and other Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes as well playing an important role in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine where it is a key component of curry powder. Both […]

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Health Benefits of Cloves

Like other spices, cloves are available throughout the year. They are renowned for providing their uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic taste to ginger bread and pumpkin pie, but they can also make a wonderful addition to split pea and bean soups, baked beans and chili. Cloves are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen […]

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon, ground

Although available throughout the year, the fragrant, sweet and warm taste of cinnamon is a perfect spice to use during the winter months. Cinnamon has a long history both as a spice and as a medicine. It is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, which is available in its dried tubular form known as […]

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Health Benefits of Cilantro/Coriander seeds

Like other spices coriander is available throughout the year providing a fragrant flavor that is reminiscent of both citrus peel and sage. The fruit of the coriander plant contains two seeds which, when dried, are the portions used as the dried spice. When ripe, the seeds are yellowish-brown in color with longitudinal ridges. Coriander seeds […]

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Health Benefits of Chili pepper, dried

We have placed nightshade vegetables (such as chili pepper) on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like chili pepper) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Nightshade vegetables can be difficult to find in […]

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Health Benefits of Cayenne pepper

We have placed nightshade vegetables (such as cayenne pepper) on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like cayenne pepper) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Nightshade vegetables can be difficult to find in […]

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Health Benefits of Black pepper

A pinch of black pepper is added to almost every type of recipe imaginable. Once used as currency and presented to the gods as a sacred offering, it is fortunate that this most popular of spices is available throughout the year. Black pepper comes from the pepper plant, a smooth woody vine that can grow […]

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Health Benefits of Basil

The round, often pointed leaves of the basil plant looks a lot like peppermint to which it is related. Its highly fragrant leaves are used as a seasoning herb for a variety of foods but has become ever popular as the main ingredient in pesto, the mixture of basil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese. Nutrients […]