Using Dried Herbs in Cooking for their Nutrition- Which ones are high in vitamins and minerals?

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Health & Nutrition 16 Comments

The following printable is an addendum to the recent Periscope and You Tube video I did on this topic. Watch the video to get the full “story.” Click on the link below if you’d like to print the list of herbs I discussed, and their attributes.

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Explore these herbs that aren’t usually used in cooking, but that should be! They’re full of vitamins and minerals!

Click on this link for the free printable of the following herbs.

The complete You Tube video on this topic can be found here.

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By the way, what follows, (this printable), are my personal notes, just pasted together! So they may be a bit casual! I realized, however, how nice it would be for viewers to not have to go back and take notes of their own on the video! So here tis! You may remember from the video, the emboldened herbs (below) are the ones no longer used commonly in cooking, that I first discussed. Those that are not emboldened are more common culinary herbs. Yet most of us don’t know their nutritional properties. (There’s not a space below between nettle leaf and peppermint leaf, which is how I missed and skipped peppermint in the video! But check out peppermint! It’s great in soups and stews, more mellow than you’d think, and look at its nutrition!!)



Want more insight and a better introduction to this topic? Watch the full video here.

What are your favorite nutrient-dense herbs to use in cooking? I’d love to hear about which ones you begin to incorporate more often…!

  • Susan@learningandyearning

    I use many of these herbs often, but haven’t always thought to use them in cooking. Thanks for the great information!

  • Katie Stanley

    I always forget to cook with many of these herbs even though I have all of them on hand! Thank you for the reminder. You have my wheels turning now! 🙂

  • I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t have ANY OF THESE herbs! Gotta get some now. Thx for the tip Megan!

  • linda spiker

    I don’t have any of the herbs on your list! I regularly use fresh herbs from my garden and dried herbs when in a pinch tho!

  • naturalfitfoodie

    I use quite a few on the list. Dandelion and Raspberry leaf make a very nice tea. Thank you for the printable it will encourage me to try more of these 🙂

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    This is great. I use many of these. I love that you can use hibiscus in place of red wine in recipes! I would never have thought of that. I’m going to have to try that.

  • Yummy Inspirations

    Garlic and Sage are my go to herbs lately, but I’m now going to give some of the herbs you mentioned a try as well.

  • Robin Pack

    Thank you, Megan! I replied on the video that I wanted to watch again and take notes but you’ve saved me so much time!

  • Megan Stevens

    I’m so glad! Yay!

  • Megan Stevens

    It’s fun to have seasons with favorites! Glad this brings new ones to mind, too.

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  • Megan Stevens

    I’m so glad.

  • Megan Stevens

    Love fresh herbs. 🙂

  • Megan Stevens

    You bet. 🙂

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  • Megan Stevens

    You’re welcome.