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Only A Legit Chef Can Identify All Of These Herbs And Spices

Are you a spice expert, or just straight-up bland?

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  1. Pick the cardamom:
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    Cardamom is the seedpod of a group of plants related to ginger. It has a peppery, aromatic flavor, and is used in both sweet and savory recipes.

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    Cardamom is the seedpod of a group of plants related to ginger. It has a peppery, aromatic flavor, and is used in both sweet and savory recipes.
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  2. Pick the caraway seeds:
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    Caraway seeds taste similar to anise, pack a ton of flavor, and are commonly used in bread recipes.

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    Caraway seeds taste similar to anise, pack a ton of flavor, and are commonly used in bread recipes.
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  3. Pick the fennel seeds:
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    Fennel seeds are the aromatic seeds of the flowering fennel plant. They have a strong licorice flavor and can be used whole or ground.

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    Fennel seeds are the aromatic seeds of the flowering fennel plant. They have a strong licorice flavor and can be used whole or ground.
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  4. Pick the dried basil:
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    Dried basil is used to add a strong herbaceous flavor to dishes that wouldn't benefit from using fresh basil (like sauces or stews).

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    Dried basil is used to add a strong herbaceous flavor to dishes that wouldn't benefit from using fresh basil (like sauces or stews).
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  5. Pick the mustard seeds:
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    Mustard seeds have a sharp mustard flavor that intensifies when heated and can be used whole or ground.

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    Mustard seeds have a sharp mustard flavor that intensifies when heated and can be used whole or ground.
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  6. Pick the dried rosemary:
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    Dried rosemary is the leaves of the rosemary plant (not the stems) commonly used in soups and stews.

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    Dried rosemary is the leaves of the rosemary plant (not the stems) commonly used in soups and stews.
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  7. Pick the Sichuan peppercorns:
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    Sichuan peppercorns are the husk of a shrub, not an actual peppercorn. They have a fragrant aroma and create a unique numbing sensation.

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    Sichuan peppercorns are the husk of a shrub, not an actual peppercorn. They have a fragrant aroma and create a unique numbing sensation.
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  8. Pick the nutmeg:
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    Nutmeg is the fragrant seed of the nutmeg tree with a warm, slightly spicy flavor.

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    Nutmeg is the fragrant seed of the nutmeg tree with a warm, slightly spicy flavor.
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  9. Pick the allspice:
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    Allspice are the dried berries of a tree. They have a warm, peppery flavor that's used in both sweet and savory recipes.

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    Allspice are the dried berries of a tree. They have a warm, peppery flavor that's used in both sweet and savory recipes.
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  10. Pick the black peppercorns:
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    Black peppercorns are the dried fruits of a vine and are used to season just about everything.

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    Black peppercorns are the dried fruits of a vine and are used to season just about everything.
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