The average Nigerian woman knows how to make a basic meal. So for those of you who are in the average category of kitchen skills, this should help. There are certain herbs and spices every kitchen should have to make a good meal taste great. These spices are the secrets to making those tasty, healthy meals.
Here are 10 herbs and spices every kitchen should have
Asides bringing out the flavour of your meals, garlic is also good for boosting your immune system and preventing colds.
One of the most important spices for baking and making peppered sauces. Nutmeg adds a slightly sharp flavour to every dish.
3. Dry Pepper
Made from a blend of chilli pepper, dry pepper adds that extra kick to even the blandest dishes.
4. Thyme leaves
the high concentration of iron in thyme can give you up to 10% of your daily value in just one teaspoon. It also helps treat respiratory infections and spice up meat dishes.
This is a combination of coriander, cumin and turmeric in some cases and is packed full of healthy vitamins.
6. Bay leaves
Wonderful for bringing out the taste in soups, stews and sauces. Bay leaves are usually sold dry and should be in every kitchen.
One of the most beneficial herbs in the world, turmeric combats arthritis, treats menstrual cramps and battles depression.
8. Ginger powder
it eases the pain from arthritis and helps treat an ulcer. It’s also good for helping prevent nausea so pregnant women can drink a little ginger tea.
This goes with almost every breakfast meal and pastry and it helps reduce blood sugar when you consume too many carbohydrates.
Universal taste enhancer for almost every meal. Adding salt to your meals give it an extra kick to take away the blandness.
Use these spices in your meals or drink them as a tea, either way, you get all the benefits.