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Herbs and Spices are Important in Daily use

Herbs & Spices

Herbs and spices are some of the most potent sources of antioxidants. They hold many of the top spots on the ORAC list, but they aren’t technically considered foods.

Contrary to some beliefs-spices are not necessarily HOT, Curry Powder is not made from Curry Leaves-they are used for flavor.

Indian cooking uses many of the items in daily cooking. For Example:

Turmeric, Coriander Powder, Cumin and Cumin Powder, Red Chili powder, Mustard seeds, Cloves, Cinnamon, green Cardamom, Black Cardamom-spicy if kept in the prepard

There are some herbs and spices that give flavor:

Curry Leaves, Bay Leaves, Cinnamon sticks, Black Mustard, Fenugreek, Whole Cumin, coriander seeds, Star anise, whole cloves.

Some fresh herbs like, Mint, Basil, fenugreek leaves, Fresh Dill, Anise, Lemon Grass , Pandan leaves, are used in Asian Cooking.

Most Indian Kitchens have a Spice Box which has several cups inside to hold different spices.

Here’s a quick look at the top 15 spices used around the World.

  • Oregano 
  • Rosemary 
  • Peppermint 
  • Thyme
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Sage 
  • Allspice 
  • Rose Hips
  • Marjoram 
  • Parsley
  • Gotu Kola
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Cumin -whole
  • Cumin ground
  • Black Mustard seeds
  • Coriander whole
  • Coriander ground
  • Cardamom seeds

Many spices are very common around the world.

Many fresh herbs and bulbs are used daily in different Cuisines – in many Countries -such as Garlic, Onions, Parsley, Cilantro, Green Onions, Lemon Grass, Mint, Basil, Fresh Dill, Fresh Anise, Oregano,Thyme. Sage ETC.


Growing up in a large family with young ones to elderly, I learned to cook all kinds of food.
Childrens food, Comfort food, Party food, everyday meals and more. I have been cooking for many years inthe USA and have learned to use substitutes, Cooking is my passion and I would love to share what I have learned.
Hope you enjoy the Blog and find it informativeand creative.

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