Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Basil - Just two teaspoons offers five percent of your daily magnesium requirement. Magnesium helps to maintain normal muscle and nerve functions, keeps your heart beats steady, supports a healthy immune system and keeps your bones strong. Goes great in pizza sauce and lasagna.
Cilantro - Helps reduce bacterial contamination in meat and helps promote healthy digestion. Goes great in tacos and salsa.
Dill - Helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and relieve indigestion. Goes great in tuna salad.
Parsley - Just two teaspoons will give you one hundred and fifty percent of your daily vitamin K. Vitamin K helps maintain healthy blood clotting and bone health. Goes great in pizza sauce and salad.
Rosemary - Helps cut cancer risks, fights carcinogens created when meat is cooked above 400 degrees. Goes great in marinades.
Thyme - Just two teaspoons offers almost twenty percent of your daily iron. Used in tea or cough syrup, thyme helps to relieve dry coughs and sore throats. Also goes great in salads and salad dressing.
I already have basil and parsley started in my garden. I'm thinking of adding some thyme and maybe some rosemary.
What herbs do you grow (or plan to grow) in your garden?