Most people would say that “variety is the spice of life”
. Is it really true? Or is the spice the variety of life?!
The truth is herbs and spices are super important not only for how the food would taste, but also for our health status.
In our prior blog post about the healing spices we learnt about some of the most common and yet extra healthy herbs we could use in the kitchen. Check it out here
if you don’t remember which they are.
Here’s another list of 4 not-so-popular spices with healing effects
that we offer you today:
OK, we know you would instantly think: “Hey, oregano is my favorite! How dare you say it isn’t famous?!”
. However, there are many people who are still not familiar with this green plant. Actually, we’d say there are plenty of reasons for everyone to season their meals with a pinch of oregano. The herb is said to be a great source of manganese, iron, fibers, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids and calcium. Also, did you know that oregano
contains 4 times more antioxidants
than berries? Oh, yes it does!
In case you’re turning your 50s you probably know that the phytoestrogens in sage can help relieve the hot flashes caused by climacterium
. What’s more, science says that salvia can also prevent from Alzheimer’s disease. There’s a lot to say about this herb, actually. Why don’t you check some more info in this blog
We don’t have enough words to describe this wonderful spice! It combines the tastes of cinnamon, clove, ginger and nutmeg. What a combo, right?! In fact, allspice is an irreplaceable product when it comes to sauces, meat marinades and others. Be creative, though, and try to use it as much as you can because there’s proof it can help with the fight against prostate cancer.
Speaking of nutmeg, we can’t skip its uses as well. This spice is full of vitamins from the B group
and lots of vital minerals like copper, zinc and iron. In case you would prefer it in drinks rather than in food, we suggest you put a pinch of nutmeg in your rum punch cocktail
. Always be careful how much you use, though! Read more about when to avoid it here
What other spices you like to put in your food and consider healthy? Drop us some comments so that we know!
Browse our 100% original Greek herbs and spices as you click here