Summer Herbs And Spices You Should Be Eating

June 21, 2018  |  
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Summer is the season of herbs and spices! They’re popping up in stands at your local Farmer’s Market and in delicate little boxes at grocery stores. Don’t accidentally overlook these small but potent items. They can add not only tons of flavor to your food, making a great alternative to salt or condiments, but they also give you plenty of health points. If you’ve been considering getting into the healthy hobby of gardening, you should probably make herbs and spices your first priority plant. They’re super easy to grow, so they’re perfect for the novice green thumb. Plus, while your herbs are waiting to go into your dish, they make for gorgeous décor on your countertops. Grab your basket, hit the market, and grab these summer herbs and spices that add health points. They can easily replace those sodium and sugar-loaded toppings you typically add to your food.

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Mint

Not only will mint infuse your kitchen with a refreshing aroma, but it also brightens up your batch of ice tea or watermelon salad. You can also use it to make jelly that you pair with lamb dishes. Mint helps with indigestion, and can fight nausea.

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