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Cymbopogon

Lemongrass is native to the Philippines. It is a herb. It has a citrus taste and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. Lemongrass is used as a flavouring in teas, soups, and curries. It is also used for poultry, fish, beef, and seafood. Cymbo ...

                                               

Dandelion

A dandelion is a flower. Its scientific name is Taraxacum, a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Taraxacum are native to Eurasia, and have been widely introduced to North and South America and other continents. They are an i ...

                                               

Dill

Dill is a short-lived annual herb that is often used as a spice, to make food taste better by adding a unique, slightly tangy flavor that goes well with savory foods.

                                               

Ephedra

Ephedra is a group of plants. It is the only one in its family, Ephedraceae. Ephedra species are found naturally in many places, like southwestern North America, southern Europe, northern Africa, southwest and central Asia, northern China and wes ...

                                               

Garden cress

Garden cress is a fast-growing eatable herb that is related to watercress and mustard, sharing their peppery taste and aroma. Garden cress is usually grown in England, France, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

                                               

Garlic

Garlic is a type of plant that people eat for food. Garlic is related to onions, shallots, and leeks. It has a very strong flavor and smell. Most of the time, people use it as a flavoring so that it helps make food taste better. Garlic is used as ...

                                               

Hyssop

Hyssop is a genus of about 10-12 species of herbaceous or semi-woody plants in the family Lamiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to central Asia. They are aromatic, with upright branched stems up to 60 cm long covered with fine hairs at th ...

                                               

Lavender

This article is about the plant. For the colour see Lavender color. Lavender is a type of plant found on almost all continents. It has a purplish colour. It has a colour named after it, called lavendar. Its Latin and scientific name is Lavandula.

                                               

Ocimum tenuiflorum

Ocimum tenuiflorum in Sanskrit,Hindi and Nepali തുളസി in Malayalam, துளசி in Tamil, ತುಳಸಿ in Kannada, Maduruthala in Sinhalese) is an plant in the family Lamiaceae. It is also called Holy Basil. Holy Basil, as the name suggest has a holy meaning ...

                                               

Oregano

Oregano, also known as pot marjoram, is a species of Origanum. It is native to Europe, the Mediterranean region and southern and central Asia. It is a perennial herb. It can grow to 20–80 cm tall. Its leaves are opposite each other. They are 1–4 ...

                                               

Parsley

Parsley is a fresh flavored bright green herb. It used on food as a garnish and as a seasoning in soups,sauces and salads. Some people eat parsley to get their breath to smell better. Parsley can be easily grown in gardens, as well as inside the ...

                                               

Rosemary

Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves. It is native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which also includes many other herbs.

                                               

Salvia

Salvia is a genus in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is one of three genera commonly referred to as Sage. Sage generally means common sage. This genus includes shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals. Different species of sage are grown as herb ...

                                               

Savory (herb)

Satureja is a genus of aromatic plants of the family Lamiaceae, related to rosemary and thyme. There are about 30 species called savories, of which Summer Savory and Winter Savory are the most important in cultivation.

                                               

Sorrel

Sorrel, also called common sorrel or garden sorrel, is a perennial herb that is cultivated as a garden herb or leaf vegetable. Sorrel is also known by the names spinach dock and narrow-leaved dock.

                                               

Thai basil

Thai basil, or Asian basil is a type of sweet basil. It is found in Southeast Asia. Thai basil has small, narrow leaves and purple stems. The flower is a mauve color. One cultivar commonly grown in the United States is Queen of Siam. Thai basil i ...

                                               

Thyme

Thyme is a genus of perennial plants. There are about 350 different species of thyme. They are herbaceous plants and sub-shrubs. They can grow to about 40 cm tall. They are the family Lamiaceae and native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. The ste ...

                                               

Allspice

Allspice is a spice which is the dried unripe fruit of the Pimenta dioica plant, a tree native to the West Indies, southern Mexico and Central America. The tree Pimenta dioica is from the myrtle family, and it is very valued for its berries. The ...

                                               

Black pepper

Black pepper is a plant that grows in the tropics, especially in India. The plant is a perennial vine that bears flowers. People cultivate the plant for its fruit, the peppercorn. The peppercorn can be used as a spice or condiment. Usually, it ma ...

                                               

Cardamom

Cardamom is the name used for two herbs related to ginger. Their seeds are used as a spice. The two species are named Elettaria and Amomum. The seeds grow in a small seedpod. This seedpod is triangular in cross-section and has the shape of a spin ...

                                               

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice got from the inner bark of Cinnamomum verum. The spice is used in both sweet and savoury foods. It is aromatic. People usually put cinnamon in sweet baked goods such as cinnamon rolls, hot wine or liquors. Cinnamon was used to ...

                                               

Ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or ginger, is used as a spice and a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems. These are false stems made of rolled leaves: about one meter tall with narrow l ...

                                               

Grains of Selim

Grains of Selim is a spice. It is made from the seeds of the shrub Xylopia aethiopica, found in Africa. Other names include kimba pepper, African pepper, Moor pepper, Negro pepper, Kani pepper, Kili pepper, Senegal pepper, Ethiopian pepper and Gu ...

                                               

History of saffron cultivation

The history of saffron growing reaches back more than 3.000 years. The wild plant from which the saffron crocus came was called Crocus cartwrightianus. Humans began choosing wild plants that had long "stigmas". Gradually, a form of C. cartwrighti ...

                                               

Saffron

Saffron is a spice made from the stigma of the flower of the saffron plant. The spice is used in cooking as a seasoning and as a food colouring. It is native to Southwest Asia. It is the worlds most costly spice, and has been for a long time. Saf ...

                                               

Sichuan pepper

Sichuan pepper is plant fruit which is used as a spice. The outer pods of some species in the genus Zanthoxylum are used to make the spice. Many people in Asia grow them for the spice. Although the plants are called peppers, they are not related ...

                                               

Silphium

Silphium was a plant that was used in classical antiquity as a seasoning and as a medicine. It is also known as silphion, laserwort, or laser. It was the essential item of trade from the ancient North African city of Cyrene. Most of the coins fro ...

                                               

Star anise

Star anise is a spice plant which tastes like anise. The star shaped fruits are harvested before they start getting ripe. Japanese star anise Illicium anisatum, a similar tree, is not edible because it is "highly toxic"; instead, it may be burned ...

                                               

Tasmannia

Tasmannia is a genus of woody, evergreen flowering plants native to Australia, New Guinea, Celebes, Borneo and the Philippines. Most species have aromatic bark and leaves. Some are used to extract essential oils. Their peppery-flavored fruits and ...

                                               

Vanilla

Vanilla is a spice and a flavoring. The plant it grows on is the orchid Vanilla, which is a vine. The main species picked for vanilla is called Vanilla planifolia. Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes is credited with introducing both vanilla and c ...

                                               

Artificial sweetener

An artificial sweetener or sugar substitute is a chemical. It is added to some foods to make them taste sweet. It is made to taste like sugar or corn syrup. Usually it has a much lower energy value than sugar. It can be found in many products whi ...

                                               

Aspartame

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener. It was discovered in 1965 by James M. Schlatter. It can be used to replace some kinds of sugar. It is not based on sugars. It is not like saccharin.

                                               

Borax

Borax is a chemical compound. It usually is in the form of a white powder. The powder has soft crystals. They are easy to dissolve in water. Its scientific name is "sodium borate". Miners find half of the borax in the world in the deserts of Cali ...

                                               

Chocolate syrup

Chocolate syrup is a thick, sweet, chocolate-flavored liquid. It is made from sugar and cocoa. Chocolate syrup is used to sweeten and flavor hot and cold drinks such as hot chocolate, chocolate milk, chocolate milk shakes, and poured on desserts.

                                               

Molasses

Molasses is a by-product of sugar canes or sugar beets being turned into sugar. It is like a thick syrup. Some people also call molasses sorghum syrup. The quality of the molasses depends on how the sugar is refined. Molasses is like a black gold ...

                                               

Saccharin

Saccharin is the oldest artificial sweetener that exists. It can be used to replace certain kinds of sugar. It was discovered in 1878 by Constantin Fahlberg. It is also known as E954.

                                               

Sugar

Sugar is the common name for a number of chemical substances, some of which have a sweet taste. Mostly, it refers to either sucrose, lactose, or fructose. Sugar is contained in certain kinds of food, or it is added to give a sweet taste. Sugar is ...

                                               

National Beef

National Beef is a beef processor. They are headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. They produce fresh, chilled, and further processed beef and beef by-products for customers worldwide. The company’s main focuses include branded bo ...

                                               

Cevapcici

Cevapcici or Cevapi is a skinless meat sausage. They originally were made in the Balkans. It is from Sarajevo Bosnia and it can be found in the countries of what was formerly Yugoslavia, the Czech Republic, North Macedonia and the Italian provinc ...

                                               

Killie pie

A Killie pie or Kilmarnock pie is a type of pie which was made famous as it is sold at Rugby Park, the home ground of association football team Kilmarnock F.C. It can also be found in shops and chip shops. It is a steak pie.

                                               

Kokoreç

Kokoreç is a Turkish meal. It is made of lamb intestines. Intestines of suckling lambs is most favored for this dish. It is not a standard menu item in restaurants. It can be found in any street. Kokoreç can be cooked in many ways. One way is to ...

                                               

Leberkase

Leberkase is a meat specialty. Other names include Leberkas, Leberkas and Fleischkase. It originally was from the South of Germany. It can also be found in Austria and Switzerland. It is similar to meatloaf. It is made of corned beef, sometimes p ...

                                               

Steak

Steak is a slice off a larger piece of meat, usually beef. In North America, steaks are usually grilled. They are also often pan-fried or broiled. The most tender cuts of the animal are usually used for steak. This also means that steaks have a h ...

                                               

Steak tartare

Steak tartare is a dish which is produced using finely chopped or ground meat of beef or horse. In Belgium and Luxembourg the dish is called filet americain. The meat used for producing steak tartare is usually of a very high quality. The name re ...

                                               

Offal

"Offal" is the name for the internal organs or entrails of a dead animal. It means "eatable parts apart from the muscles". It includes the heart, kidneys, lungs, intestines and brains. The word can also be used to cover other parts of the animal ...

                                               

Liver (food)

Liver is a food which humans can eat. It is offal, which means it is not muscle tissue. The liver stores vitamin A and other things. Vitamin A is used by the body to make rhodopsin, a molecule which absorbs light. It is needed for low-level visio ...

                                               

Sweetbread

Sweetbreads or ris are culinary names for the thymus or the pancreas glands especially of the calf and lamb. Various other glands used as food have also been called sweetbreads, including the parotid gland, the sublingual glands, and testicles cf ...

                                               

Ham

Ham is meat that comes from a thigh of a pig. Ham is a kind of pork, which is any meat from a pig. Ham can be dry-cured or wet-cured. Dry-cured ham is made by rubbing the meat with salt. Then, it is dried and aged. Wet-cured ham is made with brin ...

                                               

Spam (food)

Spam is a canned meat food made by the Hormel Foods Corporation. It is made from pork shoulder meat and ham. Spam Lite, a newer kind of Spam, is made with pork and chicken. There have been many ideas about what the word "Spam" means. The Hormel F ...

                                               

Fulani ecotype chickens

Fulani ecotype chickens is a type of domestic chicken reared by the Fulani people. They are good egg layers with high quality meat. These chickens are not easily attacked by diseases and tend to live longer.