5 spices that make your dishes healthier

5 spices that make your dishes healthier
 

Everything in the world works well when it’s balanced. That’s why we need to use spices for dishes – they balance the flavour of food. To reach the highest level of harmony in flavour, to make a dish really healthy and more tasty, use all 5 flavors: sweet, salty, bitter, sour and spicy. Let’s review the mostly used and probably the best spices for every flavor:

Honey

Honey has it’s own sweet taste, which is irreplaceable in fruit salads, and it is very good to use in green salads. You can use it to make sauces too. One of my favourite – honey with lemon and a bit of garlic. It goes very well on various salad. Honey contains vitamin A and B so it enhances your vision. Honey also increases appetite and solves the problem of feeling weak.

Lemon

Lemon is one of the favourite picks for sour flavour. And it is really good! Lemon is used often in many different foods, so it is also irreplaceable in salads. Choose them with the smoothest skin and the smallest points on each end. It should be firm and heavy. Those have more juice and better flavour. Avoid lemons that are bruised, wrinkled or have brown spots. Also, you can put it in a hot water for about fifteen minutes, and roll them on a hard surface before you squeeze. This way you will squeeze a lot more juice out of them.


Parsley

A sprig of parsley can provide much more than a decoration on your plate. Parsley contains two types of unusual components that provide unique benefits for health. The first type is volatile oil components, and the second one is flavonoids. This spice is great for adding a vibrant bitter flavor, and it has some healing properties. Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It is a good source of iron and folate. Volatile oil components of parsley include myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene. Its flavonoids include apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, and luteolin.

Chili pepper

Chili pepper is here for it’s spicy flavour. It contains a substance called capsaicin, which produces from mild to intense spice when eaten. The hotter the chili pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. The chili spice even can be used to relieve pain naturally.

Sea Salt

And the last flavour is salty. We recommend using Sea salt. It’s good for health because our body needs salt. Sodium and potassium are minerals found naturally in our bodies. They help regulating body’s water balance and maintain functions such as heart rhythm, muscle contraction and brain function. Nonetheless, salty flavor is favourable all over the world.

 

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