The plant from which zedoary is obtained is native to India, Pakistan and Indonesia but can now be found in many places. For example, it can now be found growing in Florida as well as in parts of Latin America. Zedoary is also known as kachur and as white turmeric. It was brought to Europe […]
Five spice powder gets its name from the five elements, not because it contains five spices as many believe. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the five elements are manifested in different parts of the body and if there are imbalances in these elements, disease can result. For thousands of years, different herbs and spices have […]
Cilantro is also called coriander and is the source of the coriander seed. Cilantro is a member of the parsley family and there is a close resemblance between the two herbs. In fact, the resemblance is so close that it is fairly easy to mistake one for the other if you are not experienced with […]
The fennel seed is the fruit of the fennel plant, which belongs to the parsley family. Its taste is similar to that of aniseed and the two are often confused with each other as a result. Fennel seeds are oval shaped and have grooves. They are yellowish-brown or yellowish-green in color once dried. The fennel […]
It should be noted that all salts can technically be considered sea salts since they all came from a sea at some point. However, the term “sea salt” is generally used for salt that is produced by evaporating water from a living ocean. This method of producing salt dates back to prehistoric times.
Cloves are one of the oldest and most popular spices in the world. Native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, cloves are the flower buds of a variety of evergreen tree.