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Star Anise
Posted 21-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Star Anise
Powerful and liquorice-like, star anise is used in the East as aniseed is in the West. Chinese stocks and soups very often contain the spice, as do many…
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Sesame Seeds
Posted 21-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Sesame Seeds
Used in cooking for their rich nutty flavour, black sesame seeds are especially common in far Eastern cuisine. Here, meat or fish is rolled in the sesame…
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Saffron
Posted 21-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Saffron
Saffron, the worlds most expensive spice, is the stigma plucked from the purple-flowered crocus. Each has only three stigmas, and a five acre plot yields…
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Poppy Seed
Posted 21-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Poppy Seed
Used predominantly in European cooking, blue poppy seed is slightly nutty and sweet, with a almond-like flavour. Sprinkled over or incorporated into breads…
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Pepper
Posted 21-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Pepper
The most sought after and heavily traded spice in history, pepper lives up to its expectations by transforming blandness into bite in almost every imaginable…
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Nigella Seeds
Posted 20-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Nigella Seeds
Nigella (Nigella sativa) has small, matte black, hard, sharp-cornered seeds with an oregano-like scent; they’re used for their hauntingly aromatic, acrid…
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Paprika
Posted 20-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Paprika
Paprika, the name for a wide range of aromatic powdered red peppers from various strains of Capsicum annuum, ranges in flavour from sweet to hot, depending…
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Nutmeg and Mace
Posted 19-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Nutmeg and Mace
Nutmeg is the large, light grayish brown, speckled, wood-hard kernel that grows inside the apricot-like fruit of a tropical tree (Myristica fragrans)…
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Mustard
Posted 14-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Mustard
There are three main types of mustard, all in the Brassica (cabbage) family and all with small, rounded seeds. Relatively mild though still pungent, white…
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Kaffir Lime Leaves
Posted 13-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Kaffir Lime Leaves
Kaffir lime leaves (Citrus hystrix) are the highly perfumed leaves of a Southeast Asian citrus fruit that’s not actually a true lime. The glossy, dark…
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Fenugreek
Posted 12-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Fenugreek
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) has small, roughly angular, brownish yellow seeds. The seeds have a bitter yet pleasing flavour and potent aroma…
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Fennel Seeds
Posted 12-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Fennel Seeds
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) has tiny, light green, curved fruits (commonly called seeds) with a sweetly refreshing liquorice-anise flavour. Fennel seed is…
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Cumin
Posted 12-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Cumin
Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) has small, curved, khaki-coloured fruits (commonly called seeds) with a warm, earthy, lingering aroma and pleasingly bitter, pungent…
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Cloves
Posted 12-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Cloves
Clove (Syzyium aromaticum) is a dried, unopened flower bud that resembles a small, dark, reddish brown, round-headed nail—the source of its name in many…
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Cinnamon and Cassia
Posted 12-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Cinnamon and Cassia
Cinnamon is the inner bark of a tropical tree (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) which has a rich, strong, spicy aroma and a delicious, sweet flavour. In Malay cooking…
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Asafetida
Posted 12-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Asafetida
Asafetida (Hing) is an essential ingredient in Indian vegetarian cooking. Asafetida is the strong-smelling, even stinking, dried brownish resin extracted…
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Coriander
Posted 11-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Coriander
Coriander seeds are the dried berries of the coriander herb, but have little similarity in taste to fresh coriander. The seeds are almost spherical…
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Celery Seeds
Posted 09-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Celery Seeds
Celery seeds are light brown to khaki in colour with a penetrating, haylike aroma reminiscent, not surprisingly, of freshly cut celery stalks and with…
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Cardamom
Posted 08-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Cardamom
Green cardamom Elettaria cardamomum – is an expensive spice, sometimes called the “seed of paradise”. The fruit is harvested before it is completely ripe…
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Caraway
Posted 08-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Caraway
Caraway (Carum carvi) has tiny, crescent-shaped fruits (commonly called seeds); their colour is warm brown with pale yellow edges. Caraway seeds have a…
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Annatto
Posted 07-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Annatto
The dark red seeds of the annatto tree (Bixa orellana), a tropical evergreen, are used mainly for the deep reddish orange colour they impart. Annatto…
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Anardana
Posted 07-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Anardana
Anardana is the dried seeds of varieties of pomegranate (Punica granatum) too sour to eat as fresh fruit; they have a tangy, fruity flavour. The wild…
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Amchur
Posted 07-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Amchur
Amchur, a pale gray to light yellow powder made from dried unripe mangos (Mangifera indica), is used as a spice in northern India for its subtle, tart…
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Ajwain
Posted 07-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Ajwain
Ajwain is a popular spice in India, where both fruits and leaves of this pungent plant in the parsley family are used. The small, hard, oval, pale brown…
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Ginger
Posted 05-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Ginger
Ginger (Zingiber officinale), a subtropical plant, is grown for its spicy, aromatic, gnarled, and bumpy root (rhizome or underground stem), which is used…
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