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Can You Season Your Food?

Don't get too caraway'd.

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    Bean Spice
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    Caraway Seed
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    Vanilla
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    Licorice
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    Vanilla

    Vanilla is one of the most expensive spices after saffron. The flavor comes from pods that grow on an orchid.

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    Clove
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    Nutmeg
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    Cinnamon
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    Allspice
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    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon comes from the bark of trees and works well in both savory and sweet recipes. That's some mighty tasty tree bark!

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    Cayenne Pepper
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    Allspice
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    Paprika
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    Red Spice
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    Cayenne Pepper

    Cayenne pepper is usually used in a powdered, shaved, or liquid form by adding vinegar. It can be used to add heat to dishes.

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    Nutmeg
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    Clove
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    Allspice
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    Ginger
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    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg actually comes from a tree seed! It has a warm flavor and tastes great in sweets.

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    Ginger
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    Cumin
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    Turmeric
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    Mustard
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    Turmeric

    Turmeric is a versatile spice used in food, medicine, and cosmetics, but it doesn't belong in lattes.

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    Sesame Seeds
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    Cardamom
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    Black Cardamom
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    Fennel
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    Fennel

    Believe it or not, fennel is made from a plant that's in the carrot family. It's also one of the three main ingredients used to create absinthe.

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    Cumin
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    Caraway Seed
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    Black Coriander
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    Anise
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    Cumin

    Cumin seeds are from a flowering plant that's a member of the parsley family. Because of the oils in the seeds, cumin has a strong, rich flavor.

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    Chili Powder
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    Ryuk
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    Anise
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    Sumac
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    Sumac

    A tart, lemony spice, sumac is great in salads, meats, and beverages.

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    Cloves
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    Mustard Seed
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    Peppercorn
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    Sichuan Pepper
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    Cloves

    Cloves come from the seeds of an evergreen tree. They are versatile and go well in sweet and savory dishes, and are usually ground or grated.

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    Saffron
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    Cayenne Pepper
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    Anise
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    Annatto Seeds
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    Saffron

    One of the most expensive spices, saffron is slightly sweet and gives a yellow-orange color to foods. It can be soaked in hot water to better release the flavor.

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    Black Pepper
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    Allspice
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    Sichuan Pepper
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    White Pepper
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    Allspice

    Allspice is made from dried, unripe fruit that comes from the Pimenta dioica plant. It's a widely used spice that is great in sweet and savory dishes.

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    White Pepper
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    Vanilla
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    Coriander
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    Caraway Seed
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    Coriander

    Also known as cilantro, the seeds from this plant can be powdered or dried, and release more flavor when heated.

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    Star Anise
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    Dried Lotus
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    Cinnamon Star
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    Star Seed
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    Star Anise

    The star anise has similar flavors to the more expensive anise. It's used in cooking and perfumes.

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