A spice is a seed, fruit, root, bark, or other plant substance primarily used for flavoring or coloring food. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are the leaves, flowers, or stems of plants used for flavoring or as a garnish In the culinary arts, the word spice refers to any dried part of a plant, other than the leaves, used for seasoning and flavoring a recipe, but not used as the main ingredient.
Spices with Healthy Benefits
- Cinnamon to Lower Blood Sugar. This popular spice comes from the bark of the cinnamon tree and is used in everything from pumpkin spice lattes to Cincinnati chili. …
- Turmeric to Fight Inflammation
- Ginger to Relieve Nausea.
- Garlic to Boost Heart Health
- Cayenne to Ease Pain.