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history of marjoram

The History of Marjoram

In 2014, much of our blog has been focused on the history of different herbs, spices and blends. We have shared lots of interesting facts and myths. This week we will be discussing the history of marjoram. Common Name: Marjoram Latin/Scientific Name: Origanum majorana Other Names: Wild Marjoram, Oregano, Sweet Marjoram, Garden Marjoram, Knotted Marjoram, […]

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interesting facts about salt

Interesting Facts About Salt

Salt is a great seasoning ingredient.  It enhances the flavor of meals and makes your food taste better.  Our body requires that we take in salt every day. In fact, we could not live without it! Here are some fun and interesting facts about salt Only 6% of the salt that we use in the […]

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fenugreek

The History of Fenugreek

The next herb/spice we will take a closer look at in our History of Spice Series is Fenugreek. Common Name: Fenugreek Scientific Name: Trigonella foenum-graecum Other Names: Bird’s Foot, Bockshornklee, Greek Hay Seed Description Fenugreek is an annual plant belonging to the Fabaceae family.  It is used both as an herb, from the leaves of […]

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history of cinnamon

The History of Cinnamon

The next spice we will take a closer look at in our History of Spice Series is Cinnamon. Common Name: Cinnamon Scientific Name: Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Other Names: Cassia Description Cinnamon is an aromatic spice that comes from the bark of a Southeast Asian tree. The bark is peeled and dried and is often ground into […]

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history of basil

The History of Basil

The next herb we will take a closer look at in our History of Spice Series is Basil. Common Name: Basil Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum Other Names: Thai Basil, Sweet Basil Description Basil is a an herb that is most often used in Italian cuisine. It is also a popular herb in Asian dishes. Basil […]

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history of nutmeg

The History of Nutmeg

The next spice we will take a closer look at in our History of Spice Series is Nutmeg. Common Name: Nutmeg Scientific Name: Myristica fragrans, Myristicaceae Other Names: Jaiphal, Jatisasyya, Jatiphala Description Nutmeg spice comes from the seed/pit of the fruit which grows on the nutmeg tree, Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree originally native to […]

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