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Herbs and spices add lots of flavor with negligible calories to your food. They can help you reduce the amount of salt and fat in your recipes. Some herbs and spices even boast health benefits because they're good sources of antioxidants.
Do you know the difference between herbs and spices? Herbs are fragrant leaves of plants that grow in temperate climates. Herbs, such as thyme, can be used fresh or dried. Spices are seeds, fruits, roots, buds, stems or bark of tropical plants and trees. They're usually dried.
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