A simple set of spices can normally be found in most households and if you are a keen cook you may even have a cupboard dedicated to them.
Unbeknown to many, most of these spices are multipurpose – whether you are topping your porridge with a dusting of cinnamon or adding a spoonful into your favorite chili con carne recipe, they are versatile enough to be used in a broad range of recipes.
Recently, spices are being recognized more so for their health benefits. For example, did you know that capsaicin – a compound found in chili peppers – is said by some to be a natural painkiller or that the aspartic acid found in fennel could have a positive effect on various digestive issues? These positive effects mean that many spices are now seen as superfoods.
Fisher & Paykel have put together the below infographic featuring 10 spices, many of which you will be familiar with, and included some information on their origin, their positive health benefits and some tips on how to use them.