Do herbs and spices have nu­tri­tional ben­e­fits?

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AYes. Phy­tonu­tri­ents are bi­o­log­i­cally ac­tive com­pounds pro­duced by plants as a nat­u­ral de­fence mech­a­nism against en­vi­ron­men­tal stres­sors. Phy­tonu­tri­ents found in herbs and spices pro­vide many health ben­e­fits in­clud­ing anti-in­flam­ma­tory, an­tibac­te­rial and an­tiox­i­dant ef­fects. Herbs like thyme, rose­mary, oregano, sage, pep­per­mint and saf­fron, and spices such as cin­na­mon, clove, turmeric, gin­ger root and gar­lic all score top points for nu­tri­tional po­tency, as well as adding flavour to meals.

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