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Spice Things Up

Adding spice can go a long way with health benefits


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

Don’t let your spice rack collect dust on your kitchen counter! Turn your next ordinary meal into a savory and aromatic delight with a dash of spices and herbs. Spices and herbs add flare to meals without adding calories, fat, salt, or artificial flavors. This fact sheet highlights several well-known spices and herbs, providing a brief description on common food pairings and characteristics. Get creative in the kitchen with spices and herbs!

Length: 1 page, double-sided

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Key Words: Herbs, Spices, Functional Foods, 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 or by phone at 800.249.2875.

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