Fresh herbs infuse rich flavor and enhance the aroma of any dish! It’s easy to incorporate them into almost anything, from teas to desserts, from salads to soups, fish and meat, and as a bonus, they are loaded with nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants! You can grow them outdoor seasonally or keep them indoors in a sunny spot in your kitchen and enjoy the fresh flavors year-round.
One of the most popular and versatile of all herbs is Basil. Native to tropical regions from Central Africa to Southeast Asia, Basil is a tender plant of the Mint family, once considered a sacred herb in India.
Cilantro, also known as Chinese parsley, is a member of the Parsley family. It is a hardy annual indigenous to Southeastern Europe, North Africa and West Asia. The entire plant and seeds are properly named coriander, while the fresh leaves alone are cilantro.
Another popular and widely used herb is Parsley. Native to the Mediterranean region, Parsley has been cultivated for more than 2000 years.
Originating in Asia and the Mediterranean region, Mint, also known as mentha, is an aromatic perennial herb with cooling and refreshing properties.
A member of the mint family, Oregano is a flavorful perennial herb. Native to Western Asia and the Mediterranean region, it is an essential ingredient in Italian and Balkan cuisines.
Continuing our herb trivia with another culinary favorite-rosemary.
Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean region.
Sage is a perennial aromatic herb native to the Mediterranean region. A member of the mint family, it is an essential herb in many European cuisines, notably Italian, Balkan and Middle Eastern.
Originating in the Mediterranean region, Spearmint is an aromatic perennial herb of the Mint family.