Herbs and spices are a great alternative to the pre-made seasonings that are available. Most pre-mixed seasonings contain a large amount of sodium, the consumer is buying mostly salt and some seasonings. Homemade blends of herbs and spices is more cost effective and healthier for the consumer.
Understanding the difference between and herb, a spice, and seeds.
Herbs come from the aromatic leaves and sometimes the flowers of plants. Many herbs are derived from the mint family such as the herbs, savory, thyme, sweet basil, marjoram, and oregano. Other herbs are from a type of evergreen, herbs like, rosemary and bay leaf.
Spices also come from plants but typically these come from the stem, root, seeds, bark, or bulbs of the plant. Spices include cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.
These can be small whole fruits or seeds. Caraway is the fruit of plants in the parsley family, as is dill, cumin, and fennel. Mustard is the seed of a plant in the cabbage family.
Mixtures & Storage
Kidney Friendly Options
These are some CKD friendly herbs, spices, and seeds and what to try them on.
Beef, pork, poultry, fish, beets, green beans, tomato, cabbage, carrots, peas, fruit
Beef, poultry, lamb, fish, pork, most vegetables
Beef, poultry, fish, pork, most vegetables
Beef, pork, green beans, cauliflower, cabbage, beets, asparagus, in dips & marinades
Pork, lamb, squash, fruit, baked goods
Beef, poultry, fish
Fish, potatoes, rice
Potatoes, tomato, rice
Beef, poultry, pork, lamb, fish, green beans, carrots, fruit, rice, in marinades
Beef, poultry, lamb, fish, green beans, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, potatoes, peas, fruit, in dips
Beef, poultry, lamb, fish, green beans, cauliflower, squash, eggplant, fruit
Beef, poultry, pork, fish, green beans, peas, tomato, cauliflower, eggplant
Lamb, fruit, peas, drinks
Beef, pork, poultry, broccoli
Beef, poultry, fish, lamb, pork
Beef, lamb, pork, fish, green beans, eggplant, tomato
Beef, pork, poultry, lamb, carrots, cucumber, eggplant, rice
Beef, poultry, pork, lamb, carrots, cauliflower, peas, potatoes, in marinades
Poultry, pork, eggplant, broccoli, mushrooms, in dressing
Fish, poultry, asparagus, beets, cabbage, potatoes, cauliflower, in marindaes
Beef, poultry, pork, fish, carrots, green beans, beets
Chili flakes, chili powder, dillweed, garlic powder, onion powder