If you are someone who enjoys cooking, like I do, you will know how important it is to season your dishes. It’s not just about adding salt, pepper, but also adding herbs, and spices as and when required. You’d be surprised at how many people only use salt and pepper. I plan on adding more focus on cooking with herbs and I wanted to share some great information with you. Here are a few reasons why you should cook with herbs.
Herbs can offer a whole host of health benefits
Of course, there are taste benefits associated with adding herbs to your dishes. However, there are also health benefits as well. If you consume herbs, they can assist you in preventing and managing diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. It could also be beneficial in terms of reducing blood clots and providing anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties. Research has shown that the likes of lemongrass, fenugreek, linseed, and garlic can all help in terms of lowering cholesterol.
You can enjoy a much better taste experience whenever you eat
Needless to say, we cannot talk about the benefits of cooking with herbs without mentioning the taste experience you will enjoy. You can turn a simple meal into one that is bursting with flavor by adding some herbs to the mix. Take this baked chicken recipe as a prime example. The careful selection of herbs and spices is what really makes this dish a spectacular one. It truly adds a deeper flavor to your dishes, you are going to enjoy your recipes even more.
Cooking will be a much more enjoyable experience
Aside from the points that we have mentioned so far, another reason why you should consider cooking with herbs is that you will have a much more enjoyable experience. There are so many different herbs you can choose from today to incorporate into your recipes. Examples include the likes of rosemary, garlic, chives, oregano, thyme, chili, and much more. You can try different herbs together to create a unique taste experience. There is nothing better than the pride you feel when you have cooked a great meal and come up with your own mixture of delicious spices and herbs.
You will become a much better and more efficient cook
Last but not least, it is also worth pointing out that your culinary knowledge will improve considerably if you learn how to cook with herbs effectively. You will know the sort of flavors herbs create and how they blend together. You will get to the point whereby you do not need to think twice about what herbs to use in order to create a tasty and enjoyable dish that everyone is going to love.
As you can see, there are a lot of different reasons why you should consider cooking with herbs. Not only do herbs taste delicious, but they can offer a wide range of health benefits as well. Of course, the specific benefits you experience will depend on the type of herbs that you use. However, your cooking will certainly be bland if you don’t consider cooking with herbs!