Do herbs and spices have nutritional benefits?
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.