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
AllspiceAllspice vs. Black PepperSpiceAromatic, Peppery, Savory, SpicyCaribbean, Central America, South America
Ancho PowderAncho PowderSpiceEarthy, Smoky, Spicy, SweetMexico
Annatto SeedsCooking with annatto seedsSpiceNutty, Peppery, Smoky, SweetCentral America
Baharat SeasoningBaharat SeasoningSeasoningAromatic, Earthy, Smoky, WarmAfrica
BasilBay Leaves Vs. BasilHerbFragrant, Herbal, SweetIndia, Persia
Bay Leavescooking with bay leavesHerbAromatic, Bitter, Earthy, WarmAsia, Mediterranean
Black Peppertellicherry pepper vs black pepperSpiceEarthy, Peppery, Piney, Pungent, Spicy, Warm, WoodyIndia
CardamomCardamon SubstituteSpiceCitrusy, Peppery, Pungent, WarmGuatemala, India
Carom SeedsCarom SeedsSpicePungent, Spicy, SweetAsia, Middle East
Cayenne Peppercayenne pepper substituteSpicePeppery, Pungent, SpicySouth America
Celery SeedsCelery Seed SubstituteSpiceBitter, Citrusy, Herbal, StrongMediterranean
ChervilChervil SubstituteSpiceBitter, MintyEastern Europe
Chia Seedscooking with chia seedsSpiceNuttyCentral America
ChicoryChicory RootHerbBitter, RichEgypt
Chili PowderChili PowderSeasoningEarthy, Nutty, Spicy, WarmUnited States
Chinese Five-Spice PowderChinese Five Spice PowderSeasoningFragrant, Spicy, Sweet, WarmChina
Chipotle PowderChipotle Powder SubstituteSpiceEarthy, Smoky, SpicyMexico
ChivesChivesHerbGarlicky, Oniony
Cilantrohow to store cilantroHerbBright, Citrusy, FreshMediterranean
CinnamonKorintje CinnamonSpiceAromatic, Fragrant, Spicy, Sweet, Warm, WoodyCeylon, Indonesia, Middle East
ClovesGround cloves vs whole clovesSpiceAromatic, Bitter, Pungent, Sweet, WarmIndonesia, Madagascar
CorianderCorianderSpiceAromatic, Citrusy, EarthyAfrica, Asia, Europe
CuminCumin Seed Vs Ground CuminSpiceAromatic, Earthy, Pungent, Sharp, Sweet, WarmIran, Mediterranean
Curry LeavesCooking with curry leavesHerbAromatic, Citrusy, HerbalIndia
Curry PowderCurry PowderSeasoningEarthy, Savory, Sweet, WarmIndia
Dillcooking with dillHerbAromatic, Bitter, Citrusy, SweetMediterranean
Dukkahdukkah substituteSeasoningBold, Earthy, Nutty, TangyEgypt
ElderflowerElderflowerHerbCitrusy, Floral, FragrantMediterranean
FenugreekFenugreek SubstituteSpiceBitter, Nutty, Rich, SweetMiddle East
Flax SeedsFlax SeedsSpiceNutty, ToastyMediterranean
Garam Masalacooking with garam masalaSeasoningAromatic, Floral, Savory, Spicy, Sweet, WarmIndia
Garlic PowderGarlic Powder SubstituteSpicePungent, SweetAsia, Middle East
GingerGingerSpiceAromatic, Pungent, Spicy, Sweet, Warm, WoodyChina, India
GochugaruGochugaruSpiceSmoky, Spicy, SweetKorea
Grains of ParadiseGrains of paradise substituteSpiceEarthy, Spicy, WarmAfrica
Herbes de ProvenceHerbes de ProvenceSeasoningEarthy, Floral, MintyFrance
Holy BasilHoly BasilHerbExotic, Fragrant, Peppery, WarmIndia
Kaffir Lime LeavesKaffir lime leaves substituteHerbCitrusy, Floral, PotentAsia
Kosher SaltKosher Salt SubstituteSpiceClean, SaltyUnited States
LavenderLavenderHerbFloral, Herbal, SweetIndia, Mediterranean
Lemon BasilLemon BasilHerbCitrusy, Delicate, MildAfrica, Asia, Mediterranean
Lemon ThymeLemon ThymeHerbCitrusy, Fragrant, LemonyMediterranean
LemongrassLemongrassHerbCitrusy, Sharp, TangyIndia, Thailand
LoomiLoomiSpiceSour, SweetMiddle East
LovageLovageHerbClean, Herbal, Pungent, StrongMediterranean
MaceMaceSpiceCitrusy, Pungent, WarmIndonesia
MahlabMahlabSpiceFloral, Fruity, NuttyMediterranean, Middle East
Marjoramcooking with marjoramHerbCitrusy, Piney, WarmMediterranean
MintMintHerbClean, Cooling, Sharp, SweetEgypt, Mediterranean
Mojo SeasoningMojo SeasoningSeasoningCitrusy, Earthy, Peppery, TangyCanary Islands
Mustard PowderMustard PowderSpicePungent, Spicy, Tangy, WarmMediterranean
NutmegNutmeg SubstituteSpiceAromatic, Earthy, Nutty, Sweet, WarmIndonesia
Old Bay Seasoningold bay seasoningSeasoningSpicy, Sweet, WarmUnited States
OreganoOreganoHerbBitter, Peppery, Pungent, Sharp, WarmMediterranean
PaprikaPaprika SubstituteSpiceSpicy, SweetCentral America, Mexico
ParsleyParsleyHerbBitter, BrightMediterranean
Pickling SaltPickling salt substituteSpiceSaltyMediterranean
Pickling SpicePickling SpiceSeasoningSweet, WarmMediterranean
Pumpkin Pie SpicePumpkin pie spice substituteSeasoningAromatic, Nutty, Peppery, Pungent, Sweet, WarmUnited States
Ras El HanoutRas El Hanout SubstituteSeasoningExotic, Pungent, Sweet, WarmMorocco
RosemaryRosemary UsesHerbAromatic, Peppery, Piney, Pungent, WoodyMediterranean
SafflowerSafflower SubstituteHerbMild, SweetAsia, India
SaffronSaffron SubstituteSpiceBitter, Metallic, SharpMediterranean
Sagehow to store sageHerbAromatic, Bitter, Fragrant, SavoryMediterranean
Sea SaltSea SaltSpiceBright, Clean, SaltyMediterranean
Smoked Paprikasmoked paprika powderSpiceSmoky, Spicy, SweetSpain
Star AniseStar Anise SubstituteSpiceBitter, Pungent, Sweet, WarmChina
Sumaccooking with sumacSpiceCitrusy, Fruity, TartMediterranean, Middle East
Summer SavorySummer SavoryHerbMild, Peppery, PineyMediterranean
TarragonTarragonHerbAromatic, BittersweetAsia, Russia
Thai BasilThai BasilHerbCitrusy, Peppery, Spicy, WarmAsia, India
ThymeThymeHerbEarthy, Minty, Peppery, Sweet, WarmMediterranean
Turmerictoo much turmericSpiceBitter, Citrusy, Earthy, PungentAsia, Middle East
Water HyssopWater hyssopHerbBitterIndia
Za'atar Seasoning BlendZa'atar UsesSeasoningCitrusy, Fragrant, Nutty, StrongEgypt