Food Essentials: Spice Rack

Food Essentials: Spice Rack

Did you know that saffron is the world's most expensive spice? It takes more than 75,000 flowers to harvest one pound! That pound could cost you upwards of $2,000!

Eating out might seem like an easy solution to the age-old 'What's for dinner?' conundrum but at what price? Keep your pantry, spice rack, fridge and freezer stocked with the right essentials and you'll eat healthier and save money.

Spice Rack Essentials

Cinnamon: A great spice to have on hand to juice-up many recipes including your morning pancakes or oatmeal. As a side note, it has antibacterial properties that have been used in medicine throughout history.

Turmeric: This spice rack superstar has anti-inflammatory properties. Boost your intake by adding to scrambled eggs or one-half teaspoon per cup of rice.

Ginger: Great for nausea and digestion, ginger can be tossed into any fresh salad, sautéed with meats or boiled as tea.

Cayenne Pepper: This blend of hot chilies can really help clear out nasal passages. It also adds zing to soups and burgers.

Oregano: A good source of fibre and Vitamin A, the aromatic spice can be added to tomato sauce or sprinkled on fish or as a topping on breads.

Going for a big shop? Here's a full shopping list of all the basics you should ever need!

Tell us what essentials you stay stocked up on!

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