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Exploring the Health Benefits of Spices and Herbs

Exploring the functionality of health promoting spices and herbs.

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An Evidence-Based resource from the Wellness and Cardiovascular Health subunit of SCAN.

Adding a dash of cinnamon, a pinch of red pepper, or a sprinkle of ginger to culinary creations may offer benefits in addition to flavor. With the increasing interest in functional foods, the latest research shows that spices and herbs offer a number of possible health benefits. The table in this fact sheet focuses on a few popular spices and herbs and explores the research on potential health benefits. Suggestions for spice and herb use are also included. There is a reason to season!

Length: 1 page, double-sided

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Key Words: Herbs, Spices, Functional Foods, Food Preparation, Cooking

Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” at www.scandpg.org or by phone at 800.249.2875.

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