New research suggests that herbs and spices can provide
significant health benefits.
Scientists have discovered that a variety of common
seasonings contain antioxidants, which can help prevent
These benefits are already known to come from the likes
of berries and pomegranates but seasonings company
McCormick now claims a teaspoon of cinnamon has the same
antioxidant properties as half a cup of blueberries.
Food Ingredients First quotes nutrition expert Dr Wendy
Bazilian as saying: "Creative uses of spices and herbs
can introduce great new ways to enjoy the season's best
produce ? they're a delicious way to boost the amount of
beneficial phytonutrients on the menu."
The spices McCormick suggests are most beneficial are
cinnamon, ginger, oregano, rosemary, thyme, red peppers
and yellow curry.
Lately the credibility of so-called 'superfoods' has
been under scrutiny, with the Guardian reporting that
apples and oranges were just as beneficial as the more
expensive options claimed to rich in various nutrients.