Traveling is the gate which opens something new to explore, when we go to the restaurant in a different country we explore its cuisine as well. And surprisingly we realize that the same product we cook at home tastes absolutely different. It happens because every country has its own spice use. These little jars with spices and herbs we also have at the kitchen are meant to bring the different taste, but how come we started seasoning our food and why? And one more question appears – do spices bring any health benefits?
People started using herbs in BC era, cultivating plants and using them for medical issues and cooking as well. They noticed adding seasoning food with herbs enhanced the flavor. The study shows that in hot climate countries spices were used to prevent food poisoning, as they did not use any refrigerator and bacteria was growing so fast.
Though some spice properties include killing those bacteria, and preventing parasites and worms settling, such as garlic, turmeric, ginger, cardamon. These in the list will improve work of your gastrointestinal system.
Chili pepper is good for faster metabolism, cumin nourishes your body with iron and helps you with weight-loss.
Rosemary is rich with antioxidants and prevent cell-damage.
Tumeric – may prevent mental dementia if used regularly, eases inflammation.
Cayenne is knows for increasing the circulation.
Cinnamon has antioxidant properties
Cumin – helps digestion and performs antibacterial qualities.
Black pepper – lowers blood lipids and inhibit cholesterol absorption.
Now the variety of spices is overwhelming as it can be imported from anywhere it is cultivated. But they are to be used differently, because some healthy properties are neutralized by the heat. You may need to keep them sealed tightly in a glass jars, away from the sun-rays and heat of the over. Be sure your spices are fresh, over time they lose their flavor, so it is better to buy a usable amount at a time. In Addition, you can experiment with your cooking, giving the same dish different taste. Trust yourself and be creative!
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