Fruits are healthy enough on their own, but add herbs and they become a nutrition powerhouse. As you know, fresh herbs (small as they are) pack in many benefits for the health. They are rich in antioxidants that help the body get rid of harmful free radicals. Some herbs are known to boost brain power. Rosemary for instance can significantly improve cognitive performance. But that’s not all. Herbs can also play a role in the prevention of certain diseases like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory conditions, and even some forms of cancer. Flavors normally saved for savory dishes make great additions to sweeter fruit dishes and accompaniments. Lavender is balanced by acidic citrus, Basil’s sweetness lends itself well to berries and stone fruits, Thyme extracts floral elements in fruits, Mint’s coolness works with just about everything, and Cilantro complements fruits with a touch of earthiness to them. Try elevating those fruit-based desserts with our garden friends. Check out the infographic above to find out which herbs go well with which fruits.
source: Viral Creek