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Mix It Up: Spices From Around the World

MIX IT UP Spices from Around the world Spices have anti-clotting properties that can ease blood flow, which helps prevent stroke and coronary artery disease K Certain spices taken by mouth can help treat symptoms of: colds, influenza, mild fevers, indigestion, stomach upset, and painful menstruation Fe Mn Mg Spices contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium E A WORLD OF FLAVOR HARISSA Made from smoked red peppers Africa Used in Tunisia and other North African countries * DUKKAH Mix of toasted nuts and seeds such as hazelnuts, sesame seeds, coriander, and cumin Used in Eygpt BERBERE | RAS EL HANOUT A combination of spicy, bitter, and sweet spices Made from nutmeg, corriander, cumin, ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon Made from chili peppers, garlic, ginger, and basil Used in Morocco and other North African countries Used in Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia Asia * GOMASIO Made from toasted sesame seeds ground with coarse salt Tastes best over rice Used in Japan ° TOGARASHI Mix of seven spices Made from chili pepper, citrus peel, sesame seeds, and seaweed Used in Japan CHINESE FIVE SPICE Mix of pungent spices Gives dishes a balance of sweet, savory, bitter, and sour Made from cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise, and peppercorns Used in China Europe Î KHMELI SUNELI Mix of warm, nutty, grassy, and bitter spices Made from fenugreek, coriander, savory, and black peppercorns Used in Georgia • FINES HERBES Mix of four fresh or dry herbs Made from chervil, chives, tarragon, and parsley Used in France * QUATRE EPICES Means "four spices" Made from ground black and/or white pepper, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger Used in France HERBES DE PROVENCE Mix of herbs that grow in southern France Made from savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and other herbs. Used in France Indian Subcontinent GARAM MASALA CHAAT MASALA Garam means warm or hot Made from amchoor (dried mango) Mix of warming spices Sprinkled on snacks and street foods Made from cinnamon and cardamom Used in North India and South Asia Used in India, Bangladesh and, Pakistan 1CURRY POWDER PANCH PHORON Made from turmeric, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, and red pepper Five-spice blend Made from whole fenugreek, nigella, cumin, black mustard, and fennel seeds An Indian-inspired British spice Used in Bengali Latin America & the Caribbean JERK SPICE Made from red and black pepper, allspice, cinnamon, and thyme Used in Jamaica ADOBO All-purpose seasoning Made from garlic, oregano, pepper, and other spices Used in Mexico and Latin America CHILI POWDER Made from ancho chile, paprika, cumin, and Mexican oregano Used in Latin America Middle East BAHARAT All-purpose seasoning Made from black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and cloves Used in Turkey, Iran, Kurdistan, and Israel ADVIEH Mix of dried rose petals and spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, cumin Often used in rice and stews ZA’ATAR Used in Iran and other Persian countries Mix of thyme, sesame seeds, and sumac Used primarily in the Middle East GET ALL YOUR SPICES IN A ROW Spices can be categorized according to their source of plant part: Leaves of aromatic plants Bark bay leaf, rosemary, and thyme cinnamon and cassia Fruits or seeds Roots or bulbs fennel, nutmeg, coriander, fenugreek, mustard, and black pepper garlic, galangal, turmeric, and ginger Storing Herbs E Spices Spices don't spoil but they can lose flavor and color To preserve flavor: • Close container tightly • Avoid dipping a wet spoon into spice container • Give herbs and spices an annual check-up Unopened spices have a shelf life of 2-3 years • Whole lasts longer than ground Opened spices • Whole spices last 2 years Keep dried spices far from intense heat • Heat causes spices to lose flavor . Ground spices last 6-9 months Keep spice shelf away from strong, direct light • Paprika, parsley flakes, freeze-dried chives, and many herbs are light sensitive • Steam can cause ground spices to cake Mix up dinnertime by exploring different spices from around the world. Use this chart to help infuse new life into your dishes. BROUGHT TO YOU BY: IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: HEALTH PERCH GHERGICH&Co. FOOD.COM NUTRITION-AND-YOU.COM TAMPICOSPICE.COM

Mix It Up: Spices From Around the World

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People across the globe have long valued spices for the wide variety of delicious flavors they provide, as well as the many health benefits they offer. Health Perch created this visual guide to spices...

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