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Allspice flavor is a mixture of Nutmeg, Cloves, and Cinnamon. In the Napoleonic War of 1812, Russian soldiers put Allspice into their boots to keep their feet warm. Availability Allspice is available year long. Cultivation It is mainly cultivated in the West Indies, Mexico,...
Cardamom has a Eucalyptine with a lemony undertone. Originally found in the southern rainforests of India, it is still currently grown there, as well as in Sri Lanka and Central America. Vikings stumbled upon it in Constantinople over a thousand years ago, and introduced it to...
Cumin is strong, pungent and slightly Bitter. Cumin is small and slender in size and green in color. Ancient Greeks and Romans would use Cumin cosmetically to create a pale complexion. Season Fresh Cumin is best in the Summer. Availability Cumin is available all year...
Dry Mustard which is a powder made from ground Mustard Seeds, is typically sold in jars. Dry Mustard is used in cooking and can be made into prepared Mustard if it is mixed with water. Gluten Free Yes Low Fat Yes Low Calorie Yes
There are records of Greek bakers making Gingerbread as long as 2,500 BCE. Apparently, they were trading with the Orient, where the flavor of ginger is very popular. It is so popular in Europe, that at one point in 1884 Britain imported 5 million tons of ginger from Jamaica. Although...
Coriander is a Spice made from the seeds/fruit of the Coriander Plant, which is also called the “Cilantro” plant. Before we move on, we should discuss if Cilantro is the same thing as Coriander? The answer is 97% “Yes!” The two come from one and the same plant...
Coriander is a Spice made from the seeds /fruit of the Coriander Plant, which is also called the “Cilantro” plant. Ground Coriander is made by grinding down the dried, brown seeds (Brown Coriander Seeds) in a Spice Grinder. Before we move on, we should discuss if Cilantro...
Juniper Berries ripen to a blue-black and contain three sticky, hard, brown Seeds. Juniper Berries are Bittersweet and Piny. Availability Juniper Berries are available all year long. Culinary Uses Juniper Berries are primarily used in the production of Liquors and Spirits,...
Mustard Seeds are seeds from various Mustard Greens (Mustard Plants). The seeds are small (about 1 or 2 mm in diameter) and round and can be colored white (sometimes called yellow), brown or black. The Mustard Seed was known in antiquity. Ancient Egyptians consumed them as a...
Paprika is a name given to any number dried and ground peppers of the Capsicum Annuum family. Paprika is made by drying and grinding these milder peppers. Though the peppers are natives of the Americas, it was the Turks who discovered the drying and grinding method and passed it on to...
A Smoked Spanish Paprika.
Saffron is a popular Spice produced from the flower of the Saffron Crocus, also known as Crocus Sativus, Availability Saffron is available all year long. Cultivation The translation of the word Saffron means "yellow." Saffron is made from the hand-gathered Stamens...
Gluten Free Yes Low Fat Yes Low Calorie Yes
Gluten Free Yes Low Fat Yes Low Calorie Yes
Turmeric can be Yellow or Orange.