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How to Choose the Right Spices

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Written by Teresa Farmer   

how to choose the right spicesSpices come from seeds, plants and roots. Spices give a special seasoning and color that makes all food taste so much more delicious and looks better also. It’s called that special touch that everyone wants to know about. Do not store spices very long at a time for spices seem to lose its flavor after a certain length of time.

Restock about every 6 months or so. Pick up a bottle of spices every so often at your local grocery store. Spice’s makes food taste so much better when using with the right kinds of food. Choose for yourself which spice and which food to prepare to get that delicious meal your friends will be telling others about.

Step 1: The most common ones used is:

Paprika – It is red and its taste is mild to hot.
Nutmeg – It is usually used in fruits and vegetables. To get the freshest fruits and vegetables are at the fruits stands or your nearest farmers market. Markets have so much more to choose from. It can be used in baking also.

Step 2: Curry Powder – This comes in seeds. It is usually used in fresh fish or meats.
Cinnamon – It puts a nice flavor in meats. Your freshest meats can be bought at your local meat market.

Step 3: Ginger – This comes from a root. The Chinese and Japanese use this spice a lot.
Mustard Seeds – These are used for pickling and sauces.
Cloves – This is used for adding a special seasoning for baking.

Step 4: There are different kinds of spices for all different kinds of food.

Meats and Fish
Fruits and Vegetables
Appreciation for unique taste

Tips: Spice up that favorite meal that keeps them coming to your table. Spices are also good for your overall health.

Warning: Be sure you get the right kind of spices because some will not taste good in certain foods.

Key words: spices, plants, roots, seeds

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paul said:

Great tips for using spices. I will try out your spice recommendations.
September 12, 2009
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DeannaLS said:

Wonderful article on spices. 5*
September 12, 2009
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Carl Benjamin said:

Carl Benjamin
I love spices of all types. Good job on this.
September 13, 2009
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Margie Lynn said:

Margie Lynn
I love cooking with spices, thanks for the tips. 5*
November 16, 2010
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