It’s a smart idea to find ways to flavor your food with spices, which provide both a regional and a cultural identity to whatever you prepare, along with many health benefits. Spices are made from the aromatic dried buds, flowers, fruits, seeds, berries, bark, and roots of plants. They can add both flavor and antioxidants to your food and help you wean your palate from salt, which many of us rely upon too much for its familiar flavor. Start with adding just a little spice (measure about ¼ teaspoon) to familiar foods and go from there. Here’s a quick look at some popular spices, from A to Z! Experiment with just one, and then combine several to come up with your own flavors.


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Explore our collection of one-page resources designed to help cooks of all abilities discover new and easy ways to use popular Mediterranean Diet ingredients, such as avocado, Greek yogurt, hummus, eggplant, and more.

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