Herbs and Seasonings

Herbs and Seasonings

Many organically grown fresh and dried herbs, seasonings, and spices are available; I have seldom observed problems with their use. Dried herbs are best purchased whole and then ground at home. Conventionally grown and produced ground herbs, seasonings, and spices contain some or all of the following: fillers, anticaking agents, artificial coloring, preservatives, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and pesticide residues. Reactions to these various extraneous substances often occur.

Culinary herbs go well with natural foods. Many commonly used herbs also have medicinal properties useful in helping alleviate symptoms of acute or chronic disease.

Black pepper is one seasoning best avoided; overuse may irritate the intestinal tract. Cayenne red pepper, used in moderation, does not seem to have this effect.


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