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Re: Question about Spices


Most spices are of a vegetable source and  are used in small quantities
 and their contribution to the whole caloric intake is minimal.......
I would not worry about spices unless they are of a fatty nature....
Select spices that have no added oil, fats or coconut....
and spice up your meals.......there is no need to eat bland food....
or tasteless food....
spices shpiuld be teh ;;east of oyu rproblems qhen trying to lead a 
fatfree vegetarian life...

Just my opinion..

> Subject:       Question about Spices
> Date:          Thu, 29 Aug 1996 21:13:23 +0800

> Hello, I am new to this list so please forgive me if my questions have been
> asked before. So far, most of the VLF recipies recommend using spices. What
> I would like to know is, do spices contain calories? What about curry
> powder? The only curry powders that are available to me list vegetable oil
> and starch as part of the ingredient list. I would not be asking this but
> my country does not impose nutrient labels on packaged food... so I never
> have any way of knowing. I am at a loss as to how to guess at the nutrient
> content of the foodstuff I buy - some of them don't even list the
> ingredients!