Many people use fresh or dried herbs in their cooking to enhance the taste of their dishes. It turns out that many of these herbs actually have a great deal of health benefits. Some of the most popular herbs to use in pasta dishes, like oregano, basil, parsley, rosemary, and garlic, provide all kinds of nutritional benefits to those who consume them. However, because herbs are often eaten in small quantities, sometimes people might not gain all of the benefits they otherwise would from eating a plate of spinach, for example. So the next time you make pasta, try many different herbs, and don’t be shy about piling them on! Here is some information on these five popular herbs used in pasta dishes and their health benefits:
“Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme” is a refrain from the song “Scarborough Fair” by Simon and Garfunkel. It is also a list of herbs that are commonly used in cooking. When cooking with herbs it can be difficult to decide which herbs will bring out the flavor of foods and which herbs are best suited for other recipes. A cook can find an herb guide on the internet or in cookbooks that will help them decide which herbs to use in their recipes. Dried herbs are most commonly found in grocery stores; however they can be expensive and not as potent as fresh herbs. Growing your own herbs at home for culinary use is an inexpensive way to add flavor to your cooking.
Types of Garlic
There are three types of garlic: Rocambole, elephant, and silverskin. The type you usually see in grocery stores is the silverskin variety. It stores better than the other two types. Elephant garlic is known for its milder taste. Rocambole stores poorly and has an unusual, hot flavor to it.