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what is arrowroot powder

What is Arrowroot Powder?

Arrowroot powder is a powdered starch that comes from the root of the tropical plant Maranta arundinacea. This plant is a large perennial that grows in South America. This root was used by the Aruac Indians to draw poison from wounds made by poison arrows and some say that is how arrowroot got its English […]

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use more pepper

Use more pepper in 2017

Here is a fun New Year’s resolution: use more pepper. I love pepper! It makes everything taste better and takes food that might be bland and makes it good. But taste isn’t the only reason you should be using more pepper. Here are 4 great reasons to use more pepper in 2017. Pepper has cancer fighting […]

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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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