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Souk Spice – Nutritional Powerhouse
Posted on: January 3, 2017, by AMYLEEACTIVEShare:
Souk Spice: Review & Recipe of the Nutritional Powerhouse
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My absolute FAVOURITE health discovery has been a little packet of goodness called Souk Spice (I know, amazing…it’s actually not dessert-related). The humble brown packet of Souk Spice is actually an antioxidant-rich, active, aromaticinfusion of 18 herbs and spices, and believe me, it’s anything but unassuming.
It. Is. Amazing.
I’m not even exaggerating – Souk Spice is bursting full of flavour, and so versatile – add it to any meat, fish, soup or salad, and you’ve got a delicious, middle-eastern infused spin on any dish. A little of it goes a heck of a long way.
There are few things I consider a prerequisite ingredient in my pantry, but now, I add Souk Spice to anything andeverything! As I write this, I’m literally eating a dash of Souk Spice mixed with some otherwise bland low-fat cottage cheese, turning it into a delicious, high-protein dip and snack.
Souk Spice is the culmination and experimentation of over 30 years of work by the father of the lovely founder, Muhammad, who has passionately devoted himself to sharing this unique spice blend with the world. The word ‘Souk’ means ‘market’, which is where the superfoods that comprise Souk Spice are bought from, which are lovingly hand-blended and sealed to lock in the goodness.
His #1 goal: to pass on his father’s secret recipe, which not only enhances the flavour of food, but makes cooking easy and healthy.
I’m so excited to share an incredibly delicious, but healthful recipe I created using it – Souk Spice Salmon & Salsa.
Try it, you won’t regret it – it’s now one of my favourite savoury recipes and you can use any type of fish or meat!
Perfect for meal prep, quick week night dinners, and even impressing your dinner guests with your amazing culinary prowess! It only requires one bowl, so less washing up! SO MANY WINS!
Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, neutralizing the body’s free radicals.
Also high in antioxidants, cumin is known for being especially good for digestion; it helps break down food into nutrients your body can use. It also helps detoxify the body, and is full of iron, Vitamin C and A, which benefit our immune systems.
Coriander has multiple health benefits, including being a wonderful source of dietary fiber, Manganese, Iron, Selenium and Magnesium.
In traditional medicine, it’s used as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, stimulant and tonic. Cardamom is also a good source of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
Used for both its flavour and as a traditional medicine; it provides relief from respiratory disorders, coughs, the common cold and muscular strains. It contains vitamin K, Iron, and manganese.
It contains vitamin A, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C, a powerful natural antioxidant; regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents.
Not only does it have a unique sweet and spicy flavour, but also contains powerful natural antiseptic and germicidal medicines. One of cloves’ best known uses is its ability to relieve tooth and gum pain. Cloves have been measured as having the highest antioxidant level of all spices and herbs.
Nutmeg contains many anti-fungal and plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to have antioxidant properties, which can have disease-preventing, and health promoting properties.
Used as a cure for digestive issues such as loss of appetite, constipation, and inflammation of the stomach.
This is a small kernel from the seed of a variety of cherry, grown mostly in the Middle East. It has an unusual, sweetly-bitter flavour, and is traditionally added to baked breads. It is also believed to help production of milk in feeding mothers.
This ancient spice has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice. Cinnamon has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and may help relieve pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.
Bay leaves are an excellent source of vitamin A, copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium.
This hot spice not only heats up your dishes, it heats up your body and raises your metabolism, helping you burn fat faster.
Fennel has many health benefiting nutrients, essential compounds, anti-oxidants, dietary fibre, minerals, and vitamins. Fennel seeds are a concentrated source of minerals like copper, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and magnesium.
Rosemary contains active, potent antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory agents. It has long been known to boost concentration, memory, and lift depression.
Mustard seeds are very rich in phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Mustard seeds contain flavonoid and carotenoid antioxidants such as carotenes, zea-xanthin, and lutein.
Ginger reportedly contains over 25 different antioxidants, and extremely effective at fighting free radicals.
Paprika comes loaded with carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin that enhance your eyesight by helping to prevent harmful light rays from damaging your eye tissues, while its vitamin A content may aid in night vision and healthy cell development.