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Turmeric Health Benefits and How to Grow it Home

Rebecca ElliottAugust 18th, 2023Turmeric is a bright yellow color tropical spice related to ginger (they are cousins). It has an earthy, somewhat bitter, spicy flavor. You can purchase it as a whole root or powder in most supermarkets.  There has been an increase in research on the different health benefits of turmeric. In one important well-designed study, researchers […]

The Antioxidant Power in Herbs and Spices

Rebecca ElliottAugust 17th, 2023Herbs are the leaves of plants, and spices are the roots, bark, and seeds (anything that is not a leaf). Adding herbs and spices into cooking goes beyond adding flavor; they add surprising protective health benefits.  Herbs and spices are some of the most anti-inflammatory foods because they are packed with antioxidants! For instance, researchers […]

Herbs and spices explained: ‘Use-by’ dates, how to extend shelf life, and more to boost your holiday feast

Kirsten Romaguera RabinNovember 22nd, 2021Think of the herbs and spices that make your favorite holiday dish – the basil, thyme or rosemary in savory entrees and sides; the cinnamon, nutmeg or clove in baked goods. But how best to use these ingredients to ensure a delicious feast? Do I really need to pay attention to that expiration date? Can […]

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