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Chile De Arbol Peppers

Chile De Arbol Peppers

Here is some interesting information about the De Arbol Chile. MySpicer carries this pepper in bulk in whole and powdered form. The Chile de Arbol peppers are small Mexican chile peppers. The Spanish translation of the name chile de arbol means “tree chili” and they are named this because of the woodlike stems that are […]

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uses for coriander seed

5 Uses For Coriander Seeds

Coriander is unique in that it is considered to be both an herb and a spice because the plant produces both of these. The leaf of the coriander plant is the herb cilantro, while the seed of the coriander plant is the spice coriander. Coriander seeds are used in both whole and ground form in […]

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history of turmeric

The History of Turmeric

The next spice we will take a closer look at in our History of Spice Series is Turmeric. Common Name: Turmeric Scientific Name: Curcuma longa Other Names: Kasturi Manjal, Curcuma, Turmeric Root, Yu Jin, Safran Bourbon, Indian Saffron, Pian Jiang Huang Description Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant which is a […]

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uses for dry mustard

4 Uses for Dry Mustard

Dry mustard powder is made from ground mustard seeds. Dry mustard by itself has no flavor or taste. It must be combined with water to release the essential oil which gives it flavor. Room-temperature tap water works best in this role. Just mix the dry mustard flour with plain water and allow it to sit […]

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annatto

What the heck is annatto?

Have you ever noticed the ingredient annatto seeds or ground annatto called for in your recipe and wondered, “What the heck is annatto?” Annatto comes from the seeds of the achiote tree. The achiote is a small tree, shrub-like, that grows in tropical areas of the world. Annatto is technically a spice because it comes […]

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Peppercorn Medley Tips

Peppercorn Medley Tips

Did you know that pepper is the third most common ingredient used in cooking and baking after water and salt? You will find pepper on nearly every table and in most recipes. Many consider it to be the world’s most important spice. Pepper is an excellent seasoning and using whole peppercorns with a grinder is […]

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Why is Cardamom so Expensive?

Why is Cardamom so Expensive?

A question I hear frequently is, “Why is Cardamom so Expensive?” Fact: Green Cardamom is one of the most expensive spices by weight in the world. Only a few others, such as Saffron and Vanilla, are more expensive. The main reason this spice is so expensive is because it needs to be harvested by hand. […]

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Cinnamon may slow the progressions of Parkinson’s disease

Cinnamon May Slow The Progression of Parkinson’s

Cinnamon may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, according to an article published in WellBeing.com this week. The Research in this article was sourced from the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. This discovery is an encouraging advancement in the treatment of this devastating disease. The article cites a new study that investigated both types of cinnamon, […]

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