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10 Aphrodisiac Foods To Eat This Valentine's Day (Photos)

First Posted: 02/08/2012 2:42 pm   Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am


There are certain ingredients that have long been called aphrodisiacs -- having the ability to fire up passion and desire in whoever consumes them. And most of these beliefs date back to antiquity. Some of these items are well known such as oysters, chocolates and wine, but others don't fly as high on the radar for most people, even though they are very much accessible by all.

With Valentine's Day just days away, we at Kitchen Daily thought it only appropriate to highlight the foods that inspire the feelings of love. And with those foods in mind, we also offer some of our best recipes that spotlight each aphrodisiac ingredient.

What's your favorite Valentine's Day treat? Leave a comment below.

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We all know that these little molluscs are suppose to entice desire. But there's a good amount of the population whose stomachs turn at the sight them -- not quite the reaction you might be looking for. So what is it that makes an oyster an aphrodisiac? Well, they have a high zinc content, which apparently increases libido. Raw oysters are best served with a glass of chilled Champagne -- for a truly romantic meal!

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