Michigan herbs add a dose of flavor to dishes prepared with your favorite commodity, with a variety of health and wellness benefits.

Michigan Herbs are grown throughout the year, but prime season is May through October, although specific seasonality depends on the individual herb.

Michigan Herb facts:

  • Michigan growers produce several varieties of herbs throughout the year
  • Herbs are used for a host of nutritional and medicinal benefits
  • Michigan herbs are used in both fresh and processed forms in food, supplements, vitamins and medicines

Nutrition:

  • The nutritional value of herbs depends on the individual herb
  • While herbs are not usually consumed in large quantities, some have measurable nutritional value
  • Parsley has a greater concentration of B-carotene than carrots
  • Rosemary and thyme are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamins A and C
  • Many herbs are low in saturated fat and cholesterol and can also contain dietary fiber, iron and other important minerals and vitamins

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