National Herbs and Spices Day

National Herbs and Spices Day

National Herbs and Spices Day is a day that brings tons of flavor to everyone’s plates. The essence of seasoning is found in herbs and spices, which include the everyday salt and pepper and the more exotic black cardamom and saffron.

National Herbs and Spices Day can be celebrated!

Since the beginning of time, people have used herbs and spices as a flavoring agent for their food. One of the earliest ideas was that hunters would wrap meat in leaves. They discovered that leaves give meat a specific flavor.

More and more plants became aromatic and flavorful over time, and often had other beneficial properties. Spices are made from the root, leaves, or other parts of plants. They can be dried and then ground for use in cooking. All throughout history, spices have been used to treat ailments.

The ancient Egyptians used poppy, cinnamon and mint. Early Chinese influences mention cloves, cinnamon (cassia), and nutmeg as well as many other spices. Sources from Ancient Mesopotamian indicate that coriander, sesame and cardamom were important.

Spices have been valued throughout history and used as currency in certain periods. Nutmeg used to be worth more than its gold equivalent. London dockworkers were often given cloves as bonuses. In Rome’s capture in 410 AD, peppercorns were used as ransom.

The “Silk Road” was established in 130 BC. It was a vital route for spice traders to transport their goods from the East to the West, especially between China and Greece. This network of routes was used for trading, thoroughfares, and markets. It has been in use for more than 1500 years.

The development of spice companies eventually led to the introduction of exotic and rare spices and herbs from faraway places to wealthy and royalty, and finally to the general public. A person can open their kitchen cabinets and find a variety of delicious and fragrant spices and herbs from around the globe.

These are the best way to celebrate National Herbs and Spices Day.

There are many ways to celebrate National Herbs and Spices Day. These are some ideas to celebrate National Herbs and Spices Day together with those you love.

Try new herb varieties to be healthier and more adventurous. While some of these herbs are versatile, others can be used in specific dishes.

A 2015 study found that replacing salt with spices and herbs can reduce sodium intake by nearly 1000 mg per day. This kind of diet reduction can be helpful in reducing certain health problems such as high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a major risk factor to heart disease and stroke.

Substituting herbs and spices helps reduce sodium. However, certain herbs and spices can help to reduce inflammation and minimize cell damage when they are consumed on a regular basis.

You can start incorporating spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, chili peppers, cumin, and cardamom into your healthy diet.

Growing herbs at home, whether in a garden or in potted planters, can be a wonderful way to celebrate National Herbs and Spices Day.


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