Top 15 Spices You Should Have In Your Kitchen Cabinet

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8. Dried Thyme.

It is a fragrant herb that adds wonderful flavor to meat. It is popular in Creole, Mediterranean and Cajun cuisines. Just like curry, it is very common in most kitchens in the world, and definitely one of the spices you should have in your kitchen.

 

9. Crushed Red Pepper.

Very similar to chili. Even though it is ordinary and very normal in some cuisines because it is eaten almost every day, yet it may be alien in some western cultures as they are not friends with hot spice. It is good to have it in your kitchen. It can be sprinkled on pastas, stews, meats, or fish to add more taste and edibility to foods.

 

10. Paprika.

This is one of the spices you should have in your kitchen because of its varieties. It is made from ground sweet red pepper pods. You can get them in sweet and hot varieties. It is most likely sweet if the type is not indicated on the bottle, with fine texture and a color rich in red. You can use paprika to season meat, seafood, and vegetables, or to garnish deviled eggs. It is good to note that the ‘‘Hungarian Paprika’’ has the highest quality.

 

11. Garlic.

This spice has high medicinal properties, as it has been known to help the body fight off the common cold. It also prevents the buildup of plaque in the arteries, and as well as fight off pathogens that are resistant to antibiotics in the body. The fresh ginger clove has more vitamins and minerals than its powdered one.

 

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12. Mint.

This spice relaxes the muscles of the stomach and the digestive tract as well as easing the passing of gas and aiding speedy digestion. It is perfect for light soup and tea making.

 

13. Ground Ginger.

This is a popular cooking ingredient which is one of the spices you should have in your kitchen. It is common in Asian and Indian cuisines, available and used in fresh and dried form. Ground ginger has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal purposes.  It reduces nausea, pain, and inflammation. It is also being used in sweets and confectioneries.

 

14. Whole Nutmeg.

This is a warm spice that is used frequently in baking. Its health benefits include relieving pain, strengthening of cognitive function, and soothing indigestion amongst others.

 

15. Oregano.

This is one of the spices you should have in your kitchen. It belongs to the mint family, and has been used for ages in South American, Mediterranean, and Cajun cooking. Oregano is also known to have antimicrobial properties that helps in fighting some diseases.

The love and goodness of wisely combined spices in foods cannot be overemphasized.  These roles come into play not only in giving sweet aroma, but most importantly in their medicinal properties to prevent or heal some illnesses and diseases in the body.

 

References:

www.seasoningandspice.org.uk

www.nutritionfacts.org

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