Baharat Seasoning

Baharat Seasoning: History, Flavor, Benefits, Uses

The word baharat is thought to come from the Arabic word that means spice. Baharat seasoning is thought to have originated in North Africa; however it is most widely used in Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Like all traditional spice blends, there are certain core ingredients that comprise the backbone of …

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Sazon Seasoning in rice

Sazon Seasoning: History, Flavor, Benefits, Uses

Sazon seasoning is a blend of spices widely used as a general seasoning in Central American and Caribbean cooking. Along with adobo, sazon seasoning has long been considered essential for creating an authentic Latin American flavor. Many consider it a comforting seasoning that brings with it memories of home. Beans …

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Seasoned salt

Seasoned Salt: History, Flavor, Benefits, Uses

Seasoned salt is a spice blend that includes salt as one of the ingredients and is a US invention. There are many variations of seasoned salt across the US, but all appear to be variations of the only universal one: Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. For starters, Lawry’s is the only one …

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tikka masala spice blend

Tikka Masala: History, Flavor, Benefits, Uses

Tikka masala can refer to the famous chicken tikka masala dish, but it’s also the name of the spice blend used to flavor the dish. The word tikka means chunks or pieces; masala means a blend of spices, so tikka masala is a spice blend for a dish consisting of …

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Everything Bagel Seasoning

Everything Bagel Seasoning: A New York City Spice Blend

Everything bagel seasoning refers to the blends of seeds and other toppings applied to the exterior of everything bagels. Everything bagel seasoning is responsible for the complex savory flavor of everything bagels, which may be the most popular bagel variety. Everything bagels are relatively new to the scene. While there …

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Cinnamon Sugar

Cinnamon Sugar: A Sweet Spice Blend

Cinnamon sugar is a blend of ground cinnamon and granulated sugar. It can be made with true cinnamon — also known as Ceylon cinnamon — or cassia cinnamon. Its traditional use is as a topping for sweet pastries and bread. Cinnamon sugar has been around since the 19th century. While …

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Hawaij: The Yemeni Spice Blend

Hawaij refers to either of two spice blends traditionally used in Yemeni cuisine but now have growing reputations elsewhere.  Hawaij has its roots in the spice trade that brought spices from the Far East to the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. Yemen was one of the important stops along the …

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Advieh: A Distinctly Persian Flavor

Advieh (Also called adwiya) is a Persian spice mix that (like many spice blends) has been likened to India’s garam masala. The word advieh translates simply to “spice,” and an advieh blend may contain multiple or just one in some cases. As with the many spice blends that have been around long …

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