8 Must-Have Spices for Your Kitchen

This article originally appeared on Greatist.com

Spices are an easy way to take any dish to the next level—yes, even boring chicken breasts. But most aren't cheap, and there have been too many times where we've found ourselves buying fancy spices (saffron, anyone?) only to use them in one dish before they disappear into the Narnia-like abyss that is our cabinet.

So we reached out to the experts—nutritionists and cooks—to learn which health-boosting spices are versatile and tasty enough to make them worth keeping on hand.

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