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Spice Saffron


May 13, 2020

Saffron is golden orange in colour and consists of small, fine threads which is used as a seasoning and colouring agent in many foods, including Indian cuisine. It is the most expensive spice in the world, and is even more expensive than gold, due to the intensive effort required to…

Close-up of dried Mace blades


May 13, 2020

Mace, in its original form, is the red lacy covering (the aril) that surrounds the hard, black shell of the nutmeg. It is removed from the nutmeg and is dried when it turns to a light brown colour. Mace tastes similar to nutmeg but in addition can be described as…

Black cumin seeds

Black Cumin

May 13, 2020

Black cumin can refer to the seeds of two quite different plants, both of which are used as spices. It is not at all similar to normal cumin in taste. It is similar to caraway seeds, but nigella seeds (or kalonji), as black cumin is also known, is more widely…