Nutrition and Energy in Herbs and Cooking Spices
Dietary Food Nutrients, Vitamins, Minerals and Glycemic Index GI Value of Herbal Flavorings

Nutritional Value of Food Herbs & Spices

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Diet Nutrients, Micronutrients in Herbs/Spices

Food Nutrition in Herbs and Spices

Herbal medicine can be seen as the forerunner of modern pharmacology - in fact many modern drugs are derived from plants. Therefore including herbal flavorings in your daily diet can make a big difference to your dietary health. Herbs and spices may help digestion, respiratory infections, rheumatism and can help to improve appetite, the urinary tract, insomnia as well as the symptoms of colds and flus.


Herbs and spices typically contain very small amounts of calories. For example, dried parsley contains 4 calories per teaspoon while chili and garlic powder contain about 9 calories per teaspoon.


Herbs and spices contain no protein and only trace elements of fat or carbohydrate.

Vitamins in Herbs And Spices

Herbs and spices are not a source of Vitamins.

Minerals in Herbs And Spices

Herbs and spices are not a source of minerals or trace elements.

Glycemic Index (GI) Value

Herbs and spices have a GI value of Zero.

Most Nutritious Types of Herbs And Spices

Consult a herbalist for information about the most nutritious types of herbs, as all herbs have differing dietary values.

Nutrition in Types of Herbs and Spices

Basil, Dried
Bay Leaf
Black Pepper
Cayenne Pepper
Chili Powder
Chives, Dried
Coriander Leaves
Cumin Seed
Dill Weed
Garlic Powder
Ground Ginger
Parsley, Dried

Weight Control, Exercise and Nutrition

Some people who want to lose weight make the mistake of focusing exclusively on calorie-intake and counting calories. Although keeping track of energy intake is vital, energy expenditure is also important. So too is diet nutrition, because when we maintain a healthy body and metabolism, we burn calories faster. In short, if you want to lose weight, make sure you eat a healthy diet in order to obtain all your necessary nutrients.

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