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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.
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
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
SPICY TIDBITSCheck here for the latest news on any spice recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts:
MERCHANTS & RETAILERS:Websites for Spice Retailers:
Atlantic Spice Company - www.atlanticspice.com
Durkee® - www.durkee.com
McCormick® - www.mccormick.com
Milford Spice Company - www.milfordspice.com
Penzeys Spices - www.penzeys.com
Savory Spice Shop - www.savoryspiceshop.com
Spice Islands® - www.spiceislands.com
The Spice House - www.thespicehouse.com
Spice Accessories Websites:
Bottles, Containers & Jars:
Bottle Store - www.bottlestore.com
eBottles.com - www.ebottles.com
SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. - www.sks-bottle.com
Online Labels - www.onlinelabels.com
Tubular Spices - www.tubularspices.com/Spice_Racks.asp
Spice Rack Source - www.spiceracksource.com/all-spice-racks/
April May be National Florida Tomato Month, But Learn How to Grow Your Own ...
YOUR TURNTell 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!
Eat Well. Live Well. Cook everyday with spices and herbs!
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