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Aphrodisiacs

Think all food is created equal? Think again. Some foods work magic to help set the mood for a romantic evening. Add one, or at the most two, of these proven aphrodisiacs to your dinner menu for a bit of spice, no matter the flavor of the food.

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Anchovies
  • Banannas
  • Basil
  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Caviar
  • Champagne
  • Cloves
  • Coffee
  • Cognac
  • Figs
 
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ginseng
  • Grapes
  • Honey
  • Licorice
  • Liqueurs
  • Mangoes
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Nutmeg
  • Onions
  • Oysters
 
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pomegranates
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Ruby Port
  • Saffron
  • Shrimp
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Tawny Port
  • Truffles
  • Vanilla
  • Walnuts


Many cultures have food traditions that assign special aphrodisiac qualities to some foods. Do they really work for everyone? Who knows, but just thinking that a certain food will help the evening along, might do just that. Plus, many of the foods on this list are delicious, even without the extra magical power.