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Cooking a meal that taste great is not hard when you have spices. With spices, you can turn a plain meal into a gourmet meal that can even make the world’s greatest chefs jealous. Spices are also full of antioxidants and nutrients to help your body fight diseases. These nutrients are essential for increasing your energy and health. If you want to live a life full of energy and longevity, adding spices with raw plant-based food is the best way to go.
List of spices and their uses:
- Allspice: Spicy and pungent with a mixture of cloves and cinnamon. It is used in almost everything, ranging from salads to desserts.
- Anise: Sweet, has a mild licorice flavor. It is popular for flavoring cookies and candies.
- Basil: Pungent with a mild sweet flavor. It is common for flavoring salads, soups and vegetables.
- Black Pepper: Pungent with a mild hot flavor. It is one of the most widely used spice and is used to spice almost any food.
- Cardamom: Sweet, pungent, strong fragrance and a coolness similar to mint. It is popular in stews and curries.
- Cayenne Pepper: Hot with a burning sensation. It is used in almost any food, don’t add to much because it is very hot.
- Chervil: Taste similar to parsley with a mild licorice flavor. It is common for flavoring poultry, seafood, soups and salads.
- Chives: Taste similar to garlic with a sharp flavor. It is popular in salads, poultry, beef and soups.
- Cinnamon: Has a sweet flavor. It is popular for enhancing the flavor of stews, teas, fruits, pies, cookies, donuts and candies.
- Dill: Has a cool bittersweet flavor. It is common for enhancing the flavor of meats, bread, salads, soup and vegetables.
- Fenugreek: Sweet in flavor, similar to sugar but not as sweet. It is used in beverages, pastries, curry powders and pickles.
- Garlic: Pungent and onion-like with a sharp flavor. It is common for enhancing the flavor of soups, pasta sauce, poultry and other types of meat.
- Horseradish: Taste similar to mustard with a sharp flavor. It is popular as a condiment for enhancing the flavor of burgers, hot dogs, meats and sandwiches.
- Mint: Sweet and aromatic, it also has a cooling effect. It is used in soups, salads, teas, beverages and ice cream.
- Oregano: Aromatic with a delicate taste, it also has a mild-bitter flavor. It is commonly used in meat and pasta dishes, chili, sauces, vegetables and soups.
- Thyme: Has a lemon-like flavor and is somewhat minty. It is popular for enhancing the flavor of soups, stews, meat dishes, cooked vegetables and salads. Thyme mixes well with other herbs because it doesn’t overpower their flavors.
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