Spices & herbs are nutrient powerhouses & contain so many wonderful compounds like polyphenols, terpenes & antioxidants that can optimize your health.

These compounds work to optimize your inflammatory pathways and gut health, which has been shown to prevent many of today’s health concerns.

But have you ever wondered what’s the difference between an herb and spice?

According to the McCormick Science Institute they classify them as such:


“Spices and herbs are only slightly different.

An herb is generally defined as the leaf of a plant when used in cooking, but any other part of the plant, often dried, can be a spice.

Spices can be the buds (cloves), bark (cinnamon), roots (ginger), berries (peppercorns), aromatic seeds (cumin), and even the stigma of a flower (saffron).

Many of the aromatic seeds known as spices are actually gathered from plants when they have finished flowering.

A familiar example would be coriander, with the leaves being referred to as an herb, and the dried seeds as a spice.

When referring to the stem and roots of coriander, which are used in cooking, and to onions, garlic and the bulb of fennel, these parts of these plants tend to be classified along with herbs, as they are often used fresh and applied in a similar way to cooking.”

So many options to choose from be it saffron, ginger, turmeric, thyme, rosemary or cloves, be sure to be added at least 1 herb & spice to your daily meals to reap their benefits.

Add them to smoothies, soups, stews, grilled meat, seafood, side dishes or even desserts….there really isn’t a place for them.

Not only will these provide amazing flavors to your food, but you’ll be supporting your overall health.

If you’d like guidance & support for your own health journey & would like to work with me as your functional nutrition coach, please go to https://p.bttr.to/3kiqI71 & schedule your free 30-minute discovery call with me.

To your health!


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