This green herb is widely used in cooking around the world. Great with potatoes, rice, fish and meat it is an all round herb that works great with most dishes!
Coriander, also known as cilantro or Chinese Parsley, is a relative of parsley and indigenous to southern Europe and the Mediterranean. It was used in ancient Egypt for medicinal and culinary purpose.
Today, coriander is mainly used around the world as a condiment, garnish or decoration on culinary dishes. People just love this herb because of its fragrant flavour that is similar with citrus peel and sage.
This aromatic herb has the highest antioxidant capacities of any food. It is often used as mouth and breath freshener but there is more to this herb than we it is known for.
Mint is frequently used when cooking new potatoes and fresh garden peas. It can also be used in jams, jellies and sauces, and as an accompaniment to most main dishes.
Basil is usually is known for its aromatic flavour and strong sweet smell. A culinary herb is mainly used in Italian dishes. The major ingredient in pesto sauce it is commonly used fresh in cooked recipes.
It is best to add it to a dish at the last moment as heat quickly destroys the flavour. Keep it fresh by storing it in plastic bags in the refrigerator, or freeze it!
Uses: It can be added to a multitude of Italian dishes such as pasta and sauces, but it can also be added to soups, chocolates, ice cream and of course dips and dressings such as pesto.
Thyme is great with poultry and meat. Easy to dry it’s mild flavour keeps well when dried, though it is stronger fresh. The wooden stems are usually not used in cooking.
This green herb is widely used in cooking around the world. Great with potatoes, rice, fish and meat it is an all round herb that works great with most dishes! Curly parsley is also often used as garnish on dishes.
Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean reaches but also grows in southern England, where it was introduced by the Romans. It has a distinctive aroma and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.
A popular herb used in Mediterranean dishes and regarded as a symbol of happiness by ancient Greeks and Romans.
Its cancer-fighting and immune-boosting medicinal properties are derived from its rich stores of vitamins – A,C,E and K – and minerals iron and magnesium.
Oregano is a common ingredient in Italian cuisines and starters such as salads. Adding Oregano to meat reduces toxic compounds formed during the cooking process.
The citrus flavour and aroma emitting from the herb kaffir makes it a staple in Southeast Asian cuisines from poultry dishes to soups.
Herb Kaffir can be used as a medicinal herb and its health benefits include detoxification of the blood and improving the body immunity.
Crush these leaves to release the juices before adding them to your dish. The herb kaffir goes well with fish dishes and can be used in drink cocktails