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Spotlight On Spices! Issue April 2012 - Healthy Herbs and Spices
April 01, 2012

April 2012 marks the first anniversary of our newsletter. Thanks to all of you for continuing with us as we journey through the delicious world of herbs and spices. Remember that your comments and suggestions are welcomed always. So, keep them coming!

The 1st is April Fool’s Day and folks all around the world are playing pranks and sharing jokes with friends and family. One thing that’s no joke though is the healthy benefits we all can get from cooking everyday with herbs and spices. One of the healthiest is Garlic which we get to honor on the 19th, its national food day. It can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Its antibiotic properties can ward off germs. Studies show that garlic may inhibit growth of cancer cells, especially those related to: colon, prostate, or stomach.

So, let’s celebrate that day - the 19th, this month and the beginning of the spring season by taking a closer look at this month’s …

THE SPICE OF LIFE - Healthy Herbs and Spices

For thousands of years, the health benefits of herbs - spices have been known to civilizations. Ancient peoples consumed, on purpose, spices and herbs that aided digestion, stimulated their appetites, gave them pain relief, and helped them fight illness and disease.

Below are links to pages that list spices and herbs that are accepted widely as remedies for various health issues and concerns.
However, please note: The information found on our website is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.

Everyone’s body is different, and yours may respond differently than others. We recommend that you consult with your doctor or healthcare professional prior to trying something new. And, remember that too much of even a good thing may not be good for your body, and can impact or be impacted by medications, or other foods, you are consuming at the same time.

Healthy Spices and Herbs - Links for Special Needs:

Spice and Herb Antioxidants

Carminatives for Flatulence

Spices and Herbs for Digestion

Stimulate Appetite

Freshen Bad Breath

Fighting Cancer

Pain Relief

Ease Nausea

Reduce Inflammation

Combat Alzheimer's Disease

Spice Aphrodisiacs

Reduce Congestion

Boost Metabolism


Lower Blood Pressure

Combat Diabetes

Lower Cholesterol

Improve Circulation


Encourages Perspiration


April is the Month for:

National Pecan Month

National Soft Pretzel Month

National Soy Foods Month

National Florida Tomato Month

And, some of our favorite food days in the month include:

April (2nd Week) National Egg Salad Week

April 1 National Sourdough Bread Day

April 2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

April 3 National Chocolate Mousse Day

April 4 National Cordon Bleu Day

April 6 (Good Friday) National Hot Cross Bun Day

April 8 National Empanada Day

April 9 National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

April 11 National Cheese Fondue Day

April 12 National Licorice Day

April 13 National Peach Cobbler Day

April 14 National Pecan Day

April 15 National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

April 16 National Eggs Benedict Day

April 17 National Cheeseball Day

April 18 National Animal Crackers Day

April 19 National Garlic Day

April 20 National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day

April 22 National Jelly Bean Day

April 23 National Cherry Cheesecake Day

April 24 National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

April 25 National Zucchini Bread Day

April 26 National Pretzel Day

April 27 National Prime Rib Day

April 28 National Blueberry Pie Day

April 29 National Shrimp Scampi Day


Check here for the latest news on any spice recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts:

Food ALERT! Widget


Websites for Spice Retailers:

Atlantic Spice Company -

Durkee® -

McCormick® -

Milford Spice Company -

Penzeys Spices -

Savory Spice Shop -

Spice Islands® -

The Spice House -

Spice Accessories Websites:

Bottles, Containers & Jars:

Bottle Store - -

SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. -


Online Labels -

Spice Racks:

Tubular Spices -

Spice Rack Source -

Check out our website that's All About Sweet Potatoes

How to Grow Potatoes

April May be National Florida Tomato Month, But Learn How to Grow Your Own ...

growing tomatoes


Tell us what you would love to see in our monthly eZine. We want to keep this publication fresh and relevant. We want to put a spotlight on the herbs and spices that are of the most interest to you.

Use our Contact Form to give us constructive feedback or ask questions. Thank you!

Ellen White

Eat Well. Live Well. Cook everyday with spices and herbs!

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