The health benefits of herbs and spices have long been known by ancient traditions, and now modern scientific research demonstrates just how effective they are for our health.
Herbs and Spices are composed of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and essential oils which have supplemented human wellness for centuries.
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Inside the SOUK SPICE blend.
TURMERIC Curcuma longa
Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It neutralises free radicals on its own, and then stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes. Being one of the main ingredients in SOUK SPICE, be careful that you don’t stain your kitchen bench tops!
CUMIN Cuminum cyminum
Cumin is high in antioxidants. Cumin is known for being especially good for digestion; it helps break down food into nutrients your body can use. Cumin also helps detoxify the body, and is a very good source of Iron, Vitamin C and Vitamin A, which benefits the immune system.
CORIANDER Coriandrum sativum
Coriander has multiple health benefits. It is a wonderful source of dietary fiber, Manganese, Iron, Selenium and Magnesium.
CARDAMOM Elettaria cardamomum
This exotic spice contains anti-oxidants. In traditional medicine, it has been used as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, stimulant and tonic. Cardamom is also a good source of minerals which include Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium. It is also an excellent source of Iron and Manganese, rich in vitamins, including Riboflavin, Niacin, and Vitamin C.
BLACK PEPPER Piper nigrum
Black Pepper has been used since antiquity for both its flavour and as a traditional medicine. The health benefits of black pepper can include relief from respiratory disorders, coughs, the common cold and muscular strains. It contains vitamin K, Iron, and manganese.
Allspice is one of the most widely used spice ingredients in Mexican and other Central American cuisines. The spice contains vitamin A, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), riboflavin, niacin and vitamin-C. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant; regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents.
CLOVES Syzygium aromaticum
Cloves have a unique sweet and spicy flavour, but also contain powerful natural medicines. Cloves have strong antiseptic and germicidal ingredients that help fight infections, relieve digestive problems, and arthritis pain. One of cloves’ best known uses is its ability to relieve tooth and gum pain. Cloves have been measured as having the highest antioxidant level (ORAC value) of all spices and herbs.
Nutmeg contains many plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to have anti-oxidant properties, which may have disease preventing, and health promoting properties. In traditional medicine, nutmeg has been used as an anti-fungal, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, digestive, and has carminative functions. This spice is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc and magnesium.
FENUGREEK Trigonella foenum-graecum
Fenugreek has been known to be used in digestive issues such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, and inflammation of the stomach.
MAHLAB Cerasus mahaleb
This is a small kernel from the seed of a variety of cherry, grown mostly in the Middle East. It has an unusual, sweetly-bitter flavour, and is traditionally added to baked breads. It is also believed to help production of milk in feeding mothers.
CINNAMON Cinnamomum zeylanicum
This ancient spice has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice. Cinnamon has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and may help relieve pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.
BAY LEAF Laurus nobilis
Bay leaves are an excellent source of vitamin A. This noble spice is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure.
CAYENNE PEPPER Capsicum frutescens
This hot spice not only heats up your dishes, it heats up your body and raises your metabolism, helping you burn fat faster. Cayenne pepper is actually healing to stomach tissues, it stimulates digestive enzymes, and helps prevent stomach ulcers.
FENNEL SEED Foeniculum vulgare dulce
Fennel has many health benefiting nutrients, essential compounds, anti-oxidants, dietary fibre, minerals, and vitamins. Fennel seeds are a concentrated source of minerals like copper, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and magnesium.
ROSEMARY Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary contains active ingredients that are potent antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory agents. Rosemary has long been known to improve concentration, boost memory, and lift depression. Rosemary may also help to strengthen the immune system, improve circulation and stimulate digestion.
MUSTARD SEED Brassica alba
Generally perceived as a health benefiting spice, mustard seeds are very rich in phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Mustard seeds contain flavonoid and carotenoid antioxidants such as carotenes, zea-xanthin, and lutein.
Mustard seeds are a rich source of health benefiting minerals. Calcium, manganese, copper, iron, selenium and zinc are some of the minerals especially concentrated in these seeds.
GINGER Zingiber officinale
Ginger reportedly contains over 25 different antioxidants, lending itself to being extremely effective at fighting free radicals in many different body systems. Ginger is known for its ability to reduce nausea and vomiting, as well as motion sickness.
PAPRIKA Capsicum annuum
Paprika comes loaded with carotenoids -- the pigments that give it its deep red color. Its lutein and zeaxanthin content benefits your eyesight by helping to prevent harmful light rays from damaging your eye tissues, while its vitamin A content may aid in night vision and healthy cell development.