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Anise and Star Anise

Are Anise and Star Anise The Same Thing?

Anise and Star Anise: Despite the similar name, Anise is not related to Star Anise. They come from different plants.  Anise is a category term that loosely classifies this similar group of spices even though they do not share any other botanical ties. Anise and Star Anise – How They are Different Common Anise (Aniseed) comes […]

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Using Dendritic Salt

5 Benefits of Using Dendritic Salt

The word dendritic is an adjective meaning of a branched shape or having qualities of a tree. The name of this salt comes from the fact that the dendritic salt crystal has a star-shaped, branch-like surface area. Dendritic salt is a high purity, food grade form of table salt. The purification process creates this star-shaped, […]

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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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