Spices are celebrated the world over for the depth of flavour that they bring to the dishes to which they are added. But beyond their remarkable taste, many spices have huge benefits to health and nutrition that are only now beginning to be recognised in the Western world.

This beautiful cookbook includes a detailed study of the history, myths and traditional uses of spices. It examines the culinary, nutritional and medical applications of the everyday and more exotic spices found in your pantry. Medical and nutritional claims are backed by contributions from an impressive team of international medical professionals and institutions.

With more than 80 recipes, including contributions from some 20 internationally renowned chefs from around the world, Spice Health Heroes takes you on a journey through the spice cabinet and will inspire you to add a fragrant spice to every meal.