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cayenne pepper heat rating

Cayenne Pepper Heat Ratings

When searching cayenne pepper on MySpicer, you will find three different types of cayenne pepper heat ratings: Cayenne Pepper 15K Cayenne Pepper 40K Cayenne Pepper 90K There are many different heat classifications of cayenne pepper and these are just a few.  What they have in common is that all cayenne pepper is hot. The different […]

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use spinach powder

5 Great Ways To Use Spinach Powder

Looking for creative ways to use spinach powder? Spinach is one of the great super foods and is considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet! Spinach powder is rich in iron and is an excellent source of vitamins K, A, C, folic acid, manganese, magnesium and vitamin B2. Using spinach […]

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What does savory spice mean?

What does savory spice mean?

In the world of herbs and spices you will frequently see the term “savory” or “savory spice” used as a way to describe the flavor. What does savory spice mean exactly? The word savory in describing food is confusing because something that is unsavory would taste or smell bad.  So in theory, one could infer […]

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dehydrated carrots

Using Dehydrated Carrots

Using dehydrated carrots in your cooking is convenient and easy! Packed with vitamin A, carrots add color and sweetness to many dishes.  You can add dehydrated carrots to stews and soups. They also work great for stir-frying with other vegetables. You can substitute dehydrated carrots for fresh vegetables in just about any dish, including casseroles, loafs, pizza toppings, […]

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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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Bolete Mushroom

The Bolete Mushroom

The Bolete mushroom is considered among many to be one of the best tasting mushrooms around.  This very popular mushroom grows all over the world and is especially widespread throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The Bolete mushroom grows on the ground near trees.  In fact, the bolete and the tree have a commensual relationship in that […]

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Pink Himalayan Salt Vs Regular Salt

Pink Himalayan Salt Vs Regular Salt

Today we are addressing a question we received recently from a MySpicer customer about pink himalayan salt vs regular salt.  “What is the difference between pink Himalayan salt and more traditional salts such as table salt or sea salt?  Do they taste different and can I use them interchangeably while cooking?” Other than trace minerals […]

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Most Common Mexican Spices

Most Common Mexican Spices

With Cinco de Mayo just a few days away, we thought it might be a good time to share with you a little about the most common Mexican spices. Most Common Mexican Spices Anise Anise is a common spice used for flavoring Mexican sweets such as cakes and cookies.  It has a very distinct licorice […]

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How To Use Tomato Powder

How To Use Tomato Powder

Tomato powder is a must have in every pantry. It can be used in so many applications and will really enhance your meals in ways that you never imagined. Here are some great suggestions for how to use tomato powder Tomato Soup What if you are making grilled cheese and decide you would like tomato […]

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