Used in Indian cuisine, and in neighboring countries, the delicate flavor of the leaves enhances every dish in which it is used. They may be added at the beginning of cooking, while sautéing herbs and spices. They are also used powdered in dips and spreads with crisp pancakes. They are high in Vitamin A and carotenoids, and help improve vision, healthy skin and hair.
Frequently used in Asian cuisine, the herb offers a unique taste that goes well in dips, curries, salads, and as a garnish for drinks and meat. Helps in maintaining healthy vision and skin. Its vibrant and fresh flavor us sure to make any dish pop! Refreshingly fragrant, it is used in mints to leave a cool aftertaste.
It is also known as cilantro, and is used frequently in Asian cuisine. It is high in Vitamins A, C and K and helps lower cholesterol levels in the body, and in detoxification. It has a great flavor and aroma, and helps in maintaining good vision. Its unique flavor adds a delicate and appetizing touch to any dish, and can be used as fresh leaves, or in seed form.
It is an aromatic herb and of different types, used in European, Thai and Asian coking, often to garnish pizzas, sauces, pesto, drinks and salads. Its mild and delicate flavor lends well to a variety of dishes, adding a touch of freshness. They taste great either fresh or dried. They are even steeped in milk or cream, and used in truffles. Upon soaking basil seeds in water, they turn soft and fluffy, and are used in drinks and semi-frozen desserts.
Used in European, Middle Eastern and American cuisine, it is high in carotenoid levels and is among the herbs that best raise the amount of flavonoids, Vitamin A, C and K, folic acid and antioxidants in the body. Balancing a savory meal, it adds a touch of refreshing flavor to any dish. It tastes best in meat and soups.
Used in Asian cuisine, edible turmeric, mainly a colorant and disinfectant, a pinch of turmeric will go well in practically any dish. Its purifying properties are known to be vital in healing digestive infections, purifying the blood, and even preventing cancer. It may be used even in western cuisine, by just adding a dash to any dish. Non-edible turmeric is used externally in facemasks, cosmetics, or as an antiseptic on small surface wounds (though it has a momentarily stinging sensation when applied).
If you haven’t a splash of rose water in a fizzy, chilled, fruity oriental drink – well, you can make one just at home! Toss in a few teaspoons of edible rose water with a mixture of berry juice and lemonade, crushed ice, and with a little rose bud used as a garnish float. One of nature’s best, it will leave you feeling invigorated, refreshed and pampered, a spa right where you are!
These herbs and plants are easy to grow and most of them can even be held in containers. Grow your own kitchen garden and enjoy the goodness all through the year!