Antioxidant Spice: Parsley
Parsley

Just a sprig will do! In high amounts, this spice is so powerful that it can induce labor in pregnant women, as well as cause heightened skin photo-sensitivity.

Rich in vitamins, parsley's flavonoids have anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to inhibit tumor growth (especially lung tumors) in animal studies.

References and Other Resources:

  1. Tsai, Tzung-Hsan et al., "Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Several Commonly Used Spices," Journal of Food Science, 2005, vol. 70, no1, pp. C93-C97 (37 ref.)
  2. Shakila, R.J., et al., "Inhibitory effect of spices on in vitro histamine production and histidine decarboxylase activity of Morganella morganii and on the biogenic amine formation in mackerel stored at 30 degrees C.," Z Lebensm Unters Forsch, 1996, 203:71-6
 
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