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Best herbs to grow for cooking

The benefits of using herbs in cooking extend beyond enhancing the taste and smell of dishes that we prepare in the kitchen. They are also excellent sources of vitamins and minerals that are needed for a healthy body.

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Growing herbs in the backyard or in pots is a great solution so you can have a steady supply for your kitchen. Experts also say that herbs lose their minerals the first 10 minutes after they are harvested. Hence, it makes sense to grow your own herbs so you can always have fresh supplies when cooking. Here are a couple that you should always have in your kitchen.

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One of the easiest herbs to grow is basil. It is great for giving flavour to salads, soups and meat dishes. What's more, this herb is good for calming nerves and has anti-inflammatory properties.

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One of the easiest herbs to grow is basil. It is great for giving flavour to salads, soups and meat dishes. What's more, this herb is good for calming nerves and has anti-inflammatory properties.

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Who does not use parsley in the kitchen? Although it is more popular as a garnishing, parsley contains loads of nutrients. Parsley has vitamins A, C and K.

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Mint can be used in drinks and sauces. It is also good for the breath, nausea, indigestion and other respiratory problems.

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Sage has antiseptic and antioxidant properties. Use this herb for lamb, fish and venison recipes.

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Sage has antiseptic and antioxidant properties. Use this herb for lamb, fish and venison recipes.

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Apparently, rosemary can fight cancer cells and its pungent smell can even improve your memory. This herb gives flavour to potatoes and meat dishes.

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Thyme is a great ingredient for a lot of dishes such as pastas, soups and salads. It is a remedy for bronchitis and even has antiseptic properties.

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Cilantro is a good source of fibre and iron. Use this herb to season curry dishes, soups and salads. Its seeds become the delicious spice known as coriander.

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Chives are very tasty and you can use them for many dishes in the kitchen. Moreover, they help lower the risk of certain cancers.

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Dill is another herb that you should not be without in your kitchen. In addition to its culinary uses, it is also a great antioxidant.

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Dill is another herb that you should not be without in your kitchen. In addition to its culinary uses, it is also a great antioxidant.

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