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The History of Sassafras

The History of Sassafras

The next spice we will take a closer look at in our History of Spice Series is Sassafras. Common Name: Sassafras Scientific Name: Saxifraga, Saxifragus, Sassafras Albidum Other Names: File Powder, Kuntze Saloop, Cinnamon Wood The History of Sassafras Description Unlike most spices that generally come from tropical regions, Sassafras is native to North America, primarily […]

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This History of Thyme

The History of Thyme

The next featured herb in our History of Spice series is thyme. Common Name: Thyme Scientific Name: Thymus vulgaris Other Names: Garden Thyme, Thym Vulgaire Description Thyme is a small garden herb that’s been used even since Ancient Egypt. Its essential oil- thymol is used as a disinfectant and an antiseptic and Thyme goes well 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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History of Lavender

The History of Lavender

The next herb we will take a closer look at in our History of Spice Series is Lavender. Common Name: Lavender Scientific Name: Lavandula Officinalis Other Names: Common Lavender, True Lavender, Garden Lavender, Lavanda, Lavandula, Spikenard, Lavandula Angustifolia Description Lavender is an evergreen, perennial shrub that can grow up to 1 meter in height. It […]

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history of parsley

The History of Parsley

Next in our history of spice series we will be exploring the history of parsley. Common Name: Parsley Latin/Scientific Name: Petroselinum crispum Other Names: Common Parsley, Garden Parsley, German parsley, Hamburg, Parsley Fruit, Parsley Root, Rock Parsley. Description Parsley is an herb with bright green curly or flat leaves. When allowed to flower, it produces […]

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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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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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