Grow Your Own Nutrients and Eat Them Too!: Health Benefits of Culinary Herbs

February 12, 2021

Grow Your Own Nutrients and Eat Them Too!: Health Benefits of Culinary Herbs

You've probably heard the phrases "food is medicine" and " you are what you eat." What kind of food we put in our bodies can affect just about everything we do, from sleeping habits to energy levels, to emotions! Adding fresh herbs to your food and drinks is a great way to get the vitamins and nutrients that we need and make sure our bodies and mind function correctly! 

 When you are planning out your vegetable/herb garden for health, growing a large variety of plants is a must! The more types of herbs and veggies you eat, the more nutrients you'll be gifting to yourself!

 

Our Culinary Herbs Grow Kit is a perfect start when it comes to sowing a nutrient-dense garden! It comes with 4 different herb seeds that are commonly used in cooking. Everything in the kit comes beautifully packaged inside a real wooden box with a dual purpose of a planter box. Inside it, you will find 4 burlap starter pots, 4 expandable peat soil disks, sprout sheers, 4 bamboo plant markers, and a comprehensive and user-friendly instruction manual. 

 

You will also get almost 24/7 growing support! Our automated bot, Sprout, can help you out during after-hours. Sprout can answer basic, growing questions. Our live support team can help with any questions via our website, email ( wecare@shopgardenrepublic.com), or Facebook during business hours.

You are also given a unique registration code, which allows you access to our private Garden Republic Grower Community on Facebook. This group is full of tips, tricks, and encouragement to ensure a successful and stunning garden! You are also free to share your garden republic plant photos here and ask questions that come up during the growing process! 

 

Below is each herb, and a little bit about its health benefits and the nutrients it contains!

 

Genovese Basil: Ocimum basilicum (a variety of sweet basil) is the most widely used variety of basil for cooking in pasta, pestos, sauces, salads even tea. It's full of vitamins that include A, E C, K, Riboflavin (vitamin B-2), Niacin (vitamin B-3), Thiamin (vitamin B-1), and Folates. It also contains lots of Minerals and Electrolytes such as Calcium, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Sodium, and Potassium. It's known to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits since it contains multiple essential oils. 

 

Large Leaf Italian Parsley: Petroselinum crispum neapolitanum contains a high amount of Vitamin K, probably among the highest of the herbs! It also includes rich amounts of vitamins A, C, and Folates! It's a good source of minerals such as Copper, Iron, Magnesium, and a good antioxidant source!

 

 Cilantro/Coriander: Coriandrum sativum Cilantro (the plant's leaves) and Coriander ( the plant's seeds) can both be used for cooking. Cilantro is rich in many vital vitamins, including K, A, C, Folic acid, Riboflavin, Niacin, Beta Carotene. It's also a good source of minerals like Potassium, Calcium, Manganese, Iron, and Magnesium. It contains reasonable amounts of Essential Oils, Dietary Fiber, and Antioxidants as well! 

It also contains ample amounts of vitamin C, Thiamine, and Riboflavin. It is an excellent source of Potassium, Iron, Copper, Calcium, Manganese, Zinc, and Magnesium and is rich in Dietary Fiber.

 

English Thyme: Thymus vulgaris contains excellent amounts of Vitamins A and C and lesser but still adequate amounts of Riboflavin, Pyridoxine, and Niacin. It has pretty high levels of minerals; Potassium, Iron, Calcium,  Magnesium, and Selenium, to name a few!

 

 That's a lot of vitamins and minerals packed the Culinary Herbs Starter Kit!! Just imagine how good you will feel, putting all those healthy nutrients into your food! If you want to grow more than four culinary herb varieties in your home or garden, you can purchase our 10-Variety Culinary Herb Seed Set!

 Happy Herb Growing! 

 
 ** This blog is for informational purposes only and is not to replace medical advice or treatment. Every person is different and may react to different herbs differently. Always talk to your doctor before choosing home remedies!





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