Saturday, May 31, 2014

I Didn't Know That - Spices and Herbs



Did you know that, according to McCormick -


1/2 tsp. Oregano has as many antioxidants as 3 cups of Spinach (add 1/4 tsp. onto grilled cheese)


1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder has as many antioxidants as 1/3 cup Zucchini (stir in 3/4 tsp. into 4 cups mashed potatoes)

1/2 tsp. Black Pepper has as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup Chopped Tomatoes (sprinkle 1/4 tsp. onto scrambled eggs)



1/2 tsp. Cinnamon has as many antioxidants as 1/4 cup Blueberries (sprinkle 1/4 tsp. over everything from hot cocoa, to oatmeal and fruit salads)

1/2 tsp. Ginger has as many antioxidants as 1 cup Cucumbers (sprinkle over cooked carrots, acorn or butternut squash, and sweet potatoes)

1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper has as many antioxidants as 1/4 cup Honeydew Melon (sprinkle 1/4 tsp. into hummus)

1/2 tsp. Thyme has as many antioxidants as 1 medium Carrot (sprinkle leaves on steamed or sauteed asparagus along with a twist of fresh ground black pepper)

1/2 tsp. Rosemary has as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup Watermelon (sprinkle the tops of your favorite ready-to-bake rolls with olive oil, rosemary leaves and sea salt before baking)

1/2 tsp. Turmeric has as many antioxidants as 1 cup Broccoli (sprinkle onto steamed rice)

1/2 tsp. Chili Powder has as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup Cantaloupe (stir 2 Tbsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. cumin, 2 cans diced tomatoes & 1 can kidney beans into 1 lb. cooked ground beef for a quick chili)

1/2 tsp. Cloves has as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup Sweet Cherries (perk up jarred applesauce by stirring 1/4 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves into 2 cups applesauce)

1/2 tsp. Cumin has as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup Pineapple (sprinkle into soups such as lentil, black bean and butter squash)



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