What is a spice?
A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark, leaf, or vegetative substance used in nutritionally insignificant quantities as a food additive for the purpose of flavour, colour, or as a preservative that kills harmful bacteria or prevents their growth.aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative.How are spices used?
- spiciness: the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
- make more interesting or flavorful; “Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer”
- any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
- zest: add herbs or spices to…
What is the difference between an herb and a spice?
Not a whole lot. Spices typically are the non-leafy parts of a plant such as a root, seed, or bark, while herbs typically are leaves and flowers. However, those definitions don’t always hold true.
CNN does a great job of listing all the herbs and spices that are used anywhere in cooking. They even add pictures so you can get an idea of whether it is a leaf, a root, or a whatever.
If you do a web search for either herbs or spices you will find many sites that list them. We would do it but there are too many to place on one page.
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