Italian food is well known for using fresh ingredients packed with nutritional value. Italy is the optimal environment for healthy produce to grow naturally, and traditional Italian food has evolved using the ingredients provided by the land. Most people are aware of the obvious nutritional value in fresh vegetables, but some commonly used ingredients are often overlooked – spices.
Spices are the finishing touch to a dish, and add the extra flavor that helps bring unity to the ingredients. The powerful flavors provided by spices are an obvious benefit, but did you know they are packed with nutritional power? Stay tuned, because we are going to examine the factors that make spices the humble blessings of food, and how they add to a dish in both taste and nourishment. (more…)