Do spices and herbs have any nutritional value?
Besides adding flavour to your dishes, herbs and spices also have many health benefits. Turmeric, garlic, and cinnamon may lower or maintain blood pressure and cholesterol, and decrease your risk of heart disease. They also have antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-diabetic properties. Don’t sweat the kilojoules on these – one teaspoon has fewer than 40 kilojoules. – Dr Lipi Roy, author of the blog Spices for Life MD