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Healthy spices to consume according to Food Lover’s Market and Jessica Kotlowitz

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Food Lover’s Market enlisted registered dietician and influencer, Jessica Kotlowitz, to share the health benefits of the spices found at its various branches across the country.

Food Lover’s Market is a grocery franchise which aims to provide customers with fresh and organic vegetables and produce. The chain stores also boast an extensive spice range, offering customers a wide variety of ingredients for healthy cooking. Dietician, Jessica Kotlowitz, also known as The Green Dietician, took a closer look at Food Lover’s Market’s spice range, and advised customers on the healthiest choices.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, 27 July 2020, Jessica stated, “I love buying my herbs and spices from Food Lover’s Market as I can dispense them straight into my glass spice jars to cut down on plastic, they’re always affordable and the spice selection is just so varied!”

Some of the spices she recommended included; Za’atar, which is high in antioxidants and is a source of minerals, Sumac, which is high in antioxidants and can help lower blood glucose, Ras El Hanot, which acts as a digestive aid, and Berbere, which possesses potent anti-cancer properties and may improve insulin sensitivity.

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🔦Shining the spotlight on some indigenous African spices/ superfoods for a minute. 🌶️Spices are such an under-recognised part of a healthy diet. Gram for gram, spices have more antioxidants than any other food and have some potent disease fighting properties! When people think of spices, they usually think of the usual turmeric, chili, curry, etc. And all of these are great! But, we live in one of the most abundant spice-centres of the world: Africa! 🌍 And we barely use the local wonders that our continent has been using for centuries. Since these spices tend to be locally grown, they tend to be more affordable and can have a lower carbon footprint 👣 Try some Berbere in your next lentil curry, Za'atar in your hummus or falafels, sumac on sweet potato (also a local gem) and Ras El Hanout in a North African-inspired stew. 🍲 I love buying my herbs and spices from @foodloversmarket as I can dispense them straight into my glass spice jars to cut down on plastic, they're always affordable and the spice selection is just so varied! #foodloversco #thegreendietitian @storybookcommunications

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