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​A Guide to Dried Herbs and Spices

​A Guide to Dried Herbs and Spices

Whether you’re cooking up a homemade stew, brightening up a pasta sauce, or looking for a way to add more flavor to your favorite pizza, dried herbs and spices are the perfect ingredients to easily upgrade your dishes. In addition to adding delicious flavors and aromas, they’re also packed with vital nutrients that add a ton of health benefits to your meals. In The Little Market, you can find a plethora of flavorful herbs and spices from El Avion that will kick your recipes up a notch.

In this guide to our collection of El Avion dried herbs and spices, we will go over the benefits and uses of each product so you know exactly how to use them for maximum flavor.

Herbs and Spices

Our collection of El Avion dried herbs and spices consists of the following:

Himalayan Salt

Uses- Himalayan Salt is the perfect way to liven up your meals. It’s slightly more mild than table salt, making it fantastic for helping the other flavors in your dish to shine. Because it’s such a versatile spice, it can be used on vegetables, meat, seafood, salads, soups, and even desserts.

Benefits- As one of the purest forms of salt on the market, Himalayan Salt boasts a wide range of health benefits. It contains over 80 minerals and elements that help to detoxify your body, aid in hydration, lower blood pressure, improve digestion, and improve your mood.

Garlic Powder

Uses- Made from dehydrated garlic cloves and distinct in both flavor and aroma, garlic powder is most often used to improve the taste of savory meals. It is most often used in dishes like soups, salads, meat marinades, sauces, pizzas, and pastas.

Benefits- Garlic powder is known to have antimicrobial properties and a ton of health benefits. These benefits include reduced blood pressure, cancer prevention, reduced cholesterol levels, increased liver health, and increased immune system function. Many people add garlic to their soups when they’re sick because of its abilities to support the immune system!

Onion Powder

Uses- This vibrant spice is made from ground, dehydrated onions and is used to add flavor to a wide range of savory dishes like soups, vegetables, meats, and sauces. It adds a more subtle onion flavor than fresh onions and is a great way to infuse your meals with onion flavor without having to worry about your eyes burning while you cut up an onion.

Benefits- Onion powder contains magnesium, which is a contributor to bone health, immunity and nerve function. It also contains vital minerals and vitamins like calcium, manganese, Vitamin C, and dietary fiber. While they are only found in onion powder in small doses, they still contribute to an overall healthy diet.

Mixed Provence Herbs

Uses- This aromatic and versatile spice blend contains basil, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, oregano, and sage. The Mixed Provence Herbs blend is an excellent addition to savory meals, adding tons of vibrant flavor in just a few shakes. It’s best used in sauces for pizzas and pastas, meat marinades, and roasted vegetables.

Benefits- Because Mixed Provence Herbs contain several different herbs, it offers a wide variety of nutrients in small amounts. Each of the herbs used in the blend is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals that aid in areas like immune support, lowered blood pressure, brain function, and improved mood.

Oregano

Uses- Oregano is an aromatic herb with a peppery bite and lemony notes. A staple ingredient in Mediterranean cooking, this herb brings a ton of added flavor to any savory dish. It is most often used to add flavor to dishes like pizzas, salads, pastas, meat, seafood, and vegetables.

Benefits- This herb is rich in antioxidants and contains antibacterial properties, making it a fantastic addition to a healthy diet. Known health benefits of oregano include decreased inflammation, strengthened immunity, lowered cholesterol, and pain relief. While the amounts of beneficial nutrients are better when consumed in larger amounts, oregano is a versatile herb that can easily be incorporated in many of the meals in your regular diet.

Parsley

Uses- Commonly used in Italian cuisine, parsley is a mild herb that is used to brighten up a wide range of savory dishes. It is often used to enhance the flavors of soups, salad dressings, stews, meat, pastas, and tomato sauces. Because it is fairly mild in comparison to other herbs, it is incredibly versatile and also adds a beautiful pop of color to any dish.

Benefits- Parsley is packed with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that help promote overall health. Some notable health benefits the herb can provide are lowered blood sugar, increased heart health, reduced inflammation, better eyesight, and strengthened bones.

Rosemary

Uses- Rosemary is an aromatic, floral, and slightly woody herb that pairs brilliantly with savory dishes. The flavor is strong and distinctive, so it adds a ton of delicious flavor to any dish. It is most often used to complement lamb, poultry, fish, and vegetables.

Benefits- Rich with antioxidants and packed with anti-inflammatory compounds, rosemary is an herb that boasts a ton of impressive health benefits. Among the many are improved memory performance, improved focus, boosted immunity, improved blood circulation, and lowered blood sugar.

Thyme

Uses- Thyme is an aromatic herb with slightly floral and woody notes, used to turn up the flavor in savory dishes. It is incredibly versatile and is most often used in stews, soups, casseroles, meat marinades, fish, sauces, and vegetables.

Benefits-Known for its abundance of nutrients and powerful antibacterial properties, thyme has a ton of significant health benefits. Some of these benefits include reduced blood pressure, improved immunity, boosted mood, lowered cholesterol.

Sage

Uses- Sage is a robust, woody herb with a distinct flavor and aroma that is warm, peppery, and piney. It’s popular in European and American cuisine, and best complements savory dishes like pastas, casseroles, stews, breads, and meats.

Benefits- Packed with a plethora of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, sage is highly nutritious and offers an impressive range of health benefits. Reduced blood sugar levels, improved brain health, lowered cholesterol, reduced skin aging, and improved bone health are some of the most notable benefits of sage. 

18th Jan 2021

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