SPICES & HERBS

SPICES & HERBS

 

Basil: Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K and a very good source of iron, calcium and vitamin A. In addition, basil is a good source of dietary fiber, manganese, magnesium, vitamin C and potassium.

Black pepper: Black pepper is an excellent source of manganese, a very good source of iron and vitamin K, and a good source of dietary fiber.

Cayenne pepper: Cayenne pepper is an excellent source of vitamin A. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and dietary fiber.

Chili pepper, dried: Red chili peppers are a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber. They are also a good source of iron and potassium.

Cilantro/Coriander seeds: Coriander seeds contain an unusual array of phytonutrients. They are a very good source of dietary fiber and a good source of iron, magnesium and manganese.

Cinnamon, ground: Cinnamon is an excellent source of manganese and a very good source of dietary fiber, calcium and iron.

 

Cloves: Cloves are an excellent source of manganese. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and omega-3 fatty acids and a good source of magnesium and calcium.

Cumin seeds: Cumin seeds are a very good source of iron and a good source of manganese.

Dill: Dill seed is a very good source of calcium, and a good source of the minerals manganese and iron.

Ginger: Ginger is a good source of potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese and vitamin B6.

Mustard seeds: Mustard seeds are a very good source of selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. They are also a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, protein, niacin and zinc.

Oregano: Oregano is an excellent source of vitamin K and a very good source of iron, manganese and dietary fiber. In addition, oregano is a good source of calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids.

Parsley: Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It is a good source of iron and folate. Parsley's volatile oil components include myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene. Its flavonoids include apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, and luteolin.

Peppermint: Peppermint is an excellent source of manganese, vitamin C and vitamin A

Rosemary: Rosemary is a good source of the minerals iron and calcium, as well as dietary fiber. Fresh has 25% more manganese (which is somehow lost in the process of drying) and a 40% less calcium and iron, probably due to the higher water content.

Sage: Sage contains a variety of volatile oils, flavonoids (including apigenin,diosmetin, and luteolin), and phenolic acids, including the phenolic acid named after rosemary - rosmarinic acid. Sage can be recommended for persons with inflammatory conditions (like rheumatoid arthritis),as well as bronchial asthma, and atherosclerosis because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.

Thyme: Thyme is an excellent source of iron, manganese, and vitamin K. It is also a very good source of calcium and a good source of dietary fiber.

Turmeric: Turmeric is an excellent source of both iron and manganese. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber and potassium.

Source

World's Healthiest Foods