Master List Of Herbs And Spices

Our master list of herbs and spices (plus popular seasoning blends) is the perfect starting point for exploring this vast world of flavor. Our list allows quick access to each spice or herb’s SPICEography profile, plus its overall flavor profile, the regional cuisine it influences, and its origin.

Our universal search bar allows for an instant review of these herbs and spices. Want to find spices that are “citrusy” or “earthy”? Type it in the search bar and your results will immediately appear. Want to find spices often used in Indian cuisine or French cuisine? Type “Indian” or “French” into the search bar.

To learn more about any of the spices, herbs, or seasonings, click on the plus sign to the left of the name. It’ll expand to show general flavor profile, origin(s), and cuisines it influences. Or click on the SPICEography link to go to our full profile page.

Now, let’s master that spice rack…

NameImageTypeFlavorOrigin
Allspice Allspice vs. Black Pepper SpiceAromatic, Peppery, Savory, SpicyCaribbean, Central America, South America
Ancho Powder Ancho Powder SpiceEarthy, Smoky, Spicy, SweetMexico
Annatto Seeds Cooking with annatto seeds SpiceNutty, Peppery, Smoky, SweetCentral America
Baharat Seasoning Baharat Seasoning SeasoningAromatic, Earthy, Smoky, WarmAfrica
Basil Bay Leaves Vs. Basil HerbFragrant, Herbal, SweetIndia, Persia
Bay Leaves cooking with bay leaves HerbAromatic, Bitter, Earthy, WarmAsia, Mediterranean
Black Pepper tellicherry pepper vs black pepper SpiceEarthy, Peppery, Piney, Pungent, Spicy, Warm, WoodyIndia
Cardamom Cardamon Substitute SpiceCitrusy, Peppery, Pungent, WarmGuatemala, India
Carom Seeds Carom Seeds SpicePungent, Spicy, SweetAsia, Middle East
Cayenne Pepper cayenne pepper substitute SpicePeppery, Pungent, SpicySouth America
Celery Seeds Celery Seed Substitute SpiceBitter, Citrusy, Herbal, StrongMediterranean
Chervil Chervil Substitute SpiceBitter, MintyEastern Europe
Chia Seeds cooking with chia seeds SpiceNuttyCentral America
Chicory Chicory Root HerbBitter, RichEgypt
Chili Powder Chili Powder SeasoningEarthy, Nutty, Spicy, WarmUnited States
Chinese Five-Spice Powder Chinese Five Spice Powder SeasoningFragrant, Spicy, Sweet, WarmChina
Chipotle Powder Chipotle Powder Substitute SpiceEarthy, Smoky, SpicyMexico
Chives Chives HerbGarlicky, Oniony
Cilantro how to store cilantro HerbBright, Citrusy, FreshMediterranean
Cinnamon Korintje Cinnamon SpiceAromatic, Fragrant, Spicy, Sweet, Warm, WoodyCeylon, Indonesia, Middle East
Cloves Ground cloves vs whole cloves SpiceAromatic, Bitter, Pungent, Sweet, WarmIndonesia, Madagascar
Coriander Coriander SpiceAromatic, Citrusy, EarthyAfrica, Asia, Europe
Cumin Cumin Seed Vs Ground Cumin SpiceAromatic, Earthy, Pungent, Sharp, Sweet, WarmIran, Mediterranean
Curry Leaves Cooking with curry leaves HerbAromatic, Citrusy, HerbalIndia
Curry Powder Curry Powder SeasoningEarthy, Savory, Sweet, WarmIndia
Dill cooking with dill HerbAromatic, Bitter, Citrusy, SweetMediterranean
Dukkah dukkah substitute SeasoningBold, Earthy, Nutty, TangyEgypt
Elderflower Elderflower HerbCitrusy, Floral, FragrantMediterranean
Fenugreek Fenugreek Substitute SpiceBitter, Nutty, Rich, SweetMiddle East
Flax Seeds Flax Seeds SpiceNutty, ToastyMediterranean
Garam Masala cooking with garam masala SeasoningAromatic, Floral, Savory, Spicy, Sweet, WarmIndia
Garlic Powder Garlic Powder Substitute SpicePungent, SweetAsia, Middle East
Ginger Ginger SpiceAromatic, Pungent, Spicy, Sweet, Warm, WoodyChina, India
Gochugaru Gochugaru SpiceSmoky, Spicy, SweetKorea
Grains of Paradise Grains of paradise substitute SpiceEarthy, Spicy, WarmAfrica
Herbes de Provence Herbes de Provence SeasoningEarthy, Floral, MintyFrance
Holy Basil Holy Basil HerbExotic, Fragrant, Peppery, WarmIndia
Kaffir Lime Leaves Kaffir lime leaves substitute HerbCitrusy, Floral, PotentAsia
Kosher Salt Kosher Salt Substitute SpiceClean, SaltyUnited States
Lavender Lavender HerbFloral, Herbal, SweetIndia, Mediterranean
Lemon Basil Lemon Basil HerbCitrusy, Delicate, MildAfrica, Asia, Mediterranean
Lemon Thyme Lemon Thyme HerbCitrusy, Fragrant, LemonyMediterranean
Lemongrass Lemongrass HerbCitrusy, Sharp, TangyIndia, Thailand
Loomi Loomi SpiceSour, SweetMiddle East
Lovage Lovage HerbClean, Herbal, Pungent, StrongMediterranean
Mace Mace SpiceCitrusy, Pungent, WarmIndonesia
Mahlab Mahlab SpiceFloral, Fruity, NuttyMediterranean, Middle East
Marjoram cooking with marjoram HerbCitrusy, Piney, WarmMediterranean
Mint Mint HerbClean, Cooling, Sharp, SweetEgypt, Mediterranean
Mojo Seasoning Mojo Seasoning SeasoningCitrusy, Earthy, Peppery, TangyCanary Islands
Mustard Powder Mustard Powder SpicePungent, Spicy, Tangy, WarmMediterranean
Nutmeg Nutmeg Substitute SpiceAromatic, Earthy, Nutty, Sweet, WarmIndonesia
Old Bay Seasoning old bay seasoning SeasoningSpicy, Sweet, WarmUnited States
Oregano Oregano HerbBitter, Peppery, Pungent, Sharp, WarmMediterranean
Paprika Paprika Substitute SpiceSpicy, SweetCentral America, Mexico
Parsley Parsley HerbBitter, BrightMediterranean
Pickling Salt Pickling salt substitute SpiceSaltyMediterranean
Pickling Spice Pickling Spice SeasoningSweet, WarmMediterranean
Pumpkin Pie Spice Pumpkin pie spice substitute SeasoningAromatic, Nutty, Peppery, Pungent, Sweet, WarmUnited States
Ras El Hanout Ras El Hanout Substitute SeasoningExotic, Pungent, Sweet, WarmMorocco
Rosemary Rosemary Uses HerbAromatic, Peppery, Piney, Pungent, WoodyMediterranean
Safflower Safflower Substitute HerbMild, SweetAsia, India
Saffron Saffron Substitute SpiceBitter, Metallic, SharpMediterranean
Sage how to store sage HerbAromatic, Bitter, Fragrant, SavoryMediterranean
Sea Salt Sea Salt SpiceBright, Clean, SaltyMediterranean
Smoked Paprika smoked paprika powder SpiceSmoky, Spicy, SweetSpain
Star Anise Star Anise Substitute SpiceBitter, Pungent, Sweet, WarmChina
Sumac cooking with sumac SpiceCitrusy, Fruity, TartMediterranean, Middle East
Summer Savory Summer Savory HerbMild, Peppery, PineyMediterranean
Tarragon Tarragon HerbAromatic, BittersweetAsia, Russia
Thai Basil Thai Basil HerbCitrusy, Peppery, Spicy, WarmAsia, India
Thyme Thyme HerbEarthy, Minty, Peppery, Sweet, WarmMediterranean
Turmeric too much turmeric SpiceBitter, Citrusy, Earthy, PungentAsia, Middle East
Water Hyssop Water hyssop HerbBitterIndia
Za'atar Seasoning Blend Za'atar Uses SeasoningCitrusy, Fragrant, Nutty, StrongEgypt