9. Dried Herbs, spices and peppers (Chronic diseases be gone)
For thousands of years herbs and spices have been used as flavorings, medicines, perfumes, dyes, and even weapons of war. Both fresh and dried herbs provide a wide variety of active phytochemicals that promote health and protect against chronic diseases.
Herbs are the leaf of the plant, while spices, which are usually dried and powdered, are the fruits, flower buds, roots, or bark of plants. Rich in minerals and antioxidants, herbs and spices help to prevent a variety of ailments.
Many spices, including allspice, coriander, ginger, nutmeg, and turmeric, are known for their tonic effects on the digestive system. This is due to their high fiber content.
The herb which contains the highest amount of fiber is cinnamon, with 53.1 grams for every 100 gram serving. The next highest fiber contents come in dried oregano, ground savory and rosemary.