Lemon basil is cultivated mostly in southern Asian and Northern Africa. It is a hybrid of sweet basil and African basil and is a relative of mint. The history of basil goes all the way back to the ancient Greece where it was a symbol of mourning. It was also an important herb in Ayurvedic […]
Mace comes from the aril of the nutmeg and you can purchase it in whole or ground form. Since mace comes from the nutmeg plant, the two share a common history. Nutmeg originated in a set of Indonesian islands called the Banda Islands. It has been in use from as far back as the first […]
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.