Aphrodisiacs have long been known for their romantic powers.
Looking to make a romantic meal for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Inspired by Chef James Porter of Petite Maison, here are the top 10 aphrodisiacs.
Ginger: Increases blood circulation, and hence libido.
Fennel: A source of natural plant estrogens, used as libido enhancement
Salmon: Omega 3’s elevate serotonin levels and enhance mood
Oysters: High in zinc, which has been associated with improving sexual potency in men.
Avocado: Rich in folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E and potassium – all said to increase hormone production.
Chili: Capsaicin increases circulation to get blood pumping and stimulates nerve endings.
Vanilla: The enticing aroma is said to induce feelings of passion and desire.
Coffee: Increases the levels of dopamine, boosting the pleasure system of your brain.
Chocolate: Releases the chemicals phenylethylamine and serotonin, increasing feelings of well-being and excitement.
Honey: Made through pollination and is a symbol of procreation.
Sounds enticing, doesn’t it! If you’re intrigued by the power of the aphrodisiac, be sure to also take a look at the Amour Collection–Gift Sets of romantic red blends and white wine blends and truffles we’ve put together especially for Valentine’s Day.