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    Do Spices Have Nutrients?

    March 25, 2024

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    Spices and seasonings enhance food and also provide vitamins and minerals.

    Do spices add nutrition to foods? Well, yes, some do! Now, we are not recommending platefuls of spices, but they do add nutrition to dishes.

    Curious about what type of nutrition your spices and seasonings have? Here is a list of the common spices and their nutrition for you!1,2,3

    1. Allspice: Contains eugenol, which has antiseptic and anesthetic properties.
    2. Annatto: Rich in carotenoids, which can act as antioxidants.
    3. Anise: Offers anethole, which has antimicrobial properties.
    4. Basil: High in vitamin K, manganese, and antioxidants.
    5. Cardamom: Known for its digestive properties, it's rich in minerals like magnesium and zinc.
    6. Cayenne Pepper: Contains capsaicin, known for its metabolism-boosting properties.
    7. Cilantro: Provides vitamin K, essential for blood clotting and bone health.
    8. Cinnamon: High in cinnamaldehyde, which has anti-inflammatory and blood sugar-regulating effects.
    9. Cloves: Rich in eugenol, which has pain-relieving properties.
    10. Coriander: Offers dietary fiber, iron, magnesium, and manganese.
    11. Cumin: A good source of iron, which is vital for red blood cell function.
    12. Dill: Contains calcium and iron, important for bone health and oxygen transport.
    13. Fennel: Offers fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.
    14. Fenugreek: High in fiber and helps in controlling blood sugar levels.
    15. Garlic: Known for its allicin content, which has cardiovascular benefits.
    16. Ginger: Provides gingerol, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
    17. Mustard Seeds: Good source of selenium, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
    18. Nutmeg: Contains myristicin, which has been studied for its potential to improve brain health. and essential oils that may have anti-inflammatory properties.
    19. Oregano: High in antioxidants, such as thymol and carvacrol.
    20. Paprika: Rich in vitamin A, beneficial for eye health, and antioxidants.
    21. Parsley: Offers vitamins A, C, and K, and flavonoid antioxidants.
    22. Peppermint: Contains menthol, which can help relieve indigestion.
    23. Rosemary: Provides rosmarinic acid, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
    24. Saffron: Contains crocin and crocetin, which have been linked to mood improvement, and contains several antioxidants.
    25. Sage: Offers compounds that may improve brain function and memory.
    26. Star Anise: High in antioxidants and vitamins A and C.
    27. Tarragon: Provides a good amount of iron and manganese.
    28. Thyme: High in vitamin C and vitamin A.
    29. Turmeric: Contains curcumin, known for its anti-inflammatory effects

    Of course, there are many other spices and seasonings which contain nutrients. Preparation and cooking can affect the nutrients of spices but they do have nutrition. And, of course, all Garden of Vegan's meals have lots of delicious spices and seasonings in them!

    Get your sweet and savory spice fix in our meals, snacks, sides, and desserts!

    Concerned about your vitamin and mineral intake and you are an NDIS participant? No problem! Garden of Vegan works with the NDIS program too.

    Garden of Vegan's customers, including NDIS participants, can rest assured that our organic meals, produce, and pantry items are 100% organic and nutritious! And, NDIS participants only pay for the food cost component of the meals they order. NDIS participants and NDIS plan managers can learn more about Garden of Vegan NDIS plans and healthy meal delivery by filling out our NDIS form and we'll contact you as soon as possible.

    We want people to be healthy! We are continually changing our menus and expanding our nutrition information online! Join our Newsletter and read our blog.

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    Additional health information from Garden of Vegan

    Garden of Vegan Vitamin Guide:
    Learn more about healthy foods and how you can increase your vitamin intake with healthy meals, sides, sauces, desserts, and pantry items at the Garden of Vegan Vitamin Guide.

    1. A List of 50 Types of Herbs and Spices To Try? - Nutrition Advance
    2. 10 Delicious Herbs and Spices With Powerful Health Benefits - healthline
    3. 5 Spices with Healthy Benefits - John Hopkins Medicine