Aromatic – seeds for culinary herbs and spices
‘Aromatic’ includes all seeds of plants that are used to season and flavour the food we eat. It’s often the leaves we use – either fresh or after they’ve been dried. But sometimes the flavour is concentrated in the flowers or roots and it’s these parts of the plant that are useful in cooking.
Seasoning with your own fresh, home-grown herbs from your garden or windowsill makes any meal special. And it’s good for you too – most of our culinary herbs also have medicinal uses: they’ve come to be used in cooking for a good reason. Many contain compounds that aid digestion, helping our bodies process food more easily – which is why caraway is often used to season cabbage dishes, for example.