For years, the Mediterranean diet has been highlighted as one of the healthiest diets in the world.
Best of all, Mediterranean food is anything but boring. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition describes the Mediterranean diet being famous for its flavors and variety as much as for its health benefits.
These foods owe their amazing, tangy, flavorful qualities to the variety of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and fruits and vegetables. They owe their palatability most of all, however, to the spices used for seasoning.
What’s better is these herbs and spices also have powerful properties that help promote health.
And what happens when you combine them with Latin American Spices? Not only do the tastes complement each other wonderfully, their health benefits are also multiplied.
At Nanoosh, we have found the perfect blend of health and taste-boosting herbs, spices, and salsas from both geographic regions, giving traditional Mediterranean food a slight spin.
If you check out our new menu, you will see you can always count on traditional turmeric, cardamom, and giardiniera in our dishes. Then, you can choose to spice it up with Latin American pickled jalapeño pepper and tangy cilantro salsa or, for the more intrepid, red habanero and tomato salsa.
How will these spices, herbs and salsas boost your health?
Habanero peppers are also very powerful antioxidants. Among many other properties, they have a compound called capsanthin, which is a carotenoid antioxidant that may also act against cancer. Peppers are also high in vitamin C, which is not only an antioxidant, it also helps strengthen your immune system.
Chronic inflammation may cause heart problems, like blocked arteries, and tissue destruction.
When you think of habanero and jalapeño peppers, you might be thinking that they cause inflammation, because of their “heat”.. However, those “hot” qualities are exactly what reduces inflammation at the cellular level. The same component mentioned in the previous point, capsanthin, is also a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Promotes Healthy Digestion
Giardiniera are Italian pickled vegetables that achieve their particular taste through fermentation. Fermented foods promote a healthy ecosystem for beneficial bacteria in our gut, promoting optical physical and digestive functioning. Cilantro, or coriander, is used in both Mediterranean and Latin American cooking. While studies are limited, traditional medicine has used it to promote healthy digestion for hundreds of years.
Now, at Nanoosh, not only can you enjoy authentic, healthy, fresh and fast Mediterranean food, you can also choose to enjoy some food fusion, experience Latin American tastes, and boost your health!