Glossary of Herbs and Spices

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Learn about Saffron spice

Spice made from the stigmas of saffron flower may well be the most amazing seasoning on the market.

Saffron adds rich flavour and exotic colour to your foods. High grade saffron stigmas contain potent amounts of nutrients necessary for good vision, healthy skin and a robust sexual appetite.

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How to keep kebobs from rolling on the skewering

Skewering Kebab

Just how do Iranians keep the meat on the kebab skewer from rolling?

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Saffron Spice

Spice made from the stigmas of saffron flower may well be the most amazing seasoning on the market.

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Medicinal Benefits of Saffron

Stories abound about the use of saffron by famous historical figures, such as Cleopatra, who is said to have taken baths in waters scented with saffron prior to making love. Alexander the Great used saffron as a curative for battle wounds.

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About Basmati Rice

For centuries rice has symbolized fertility, wealth and good health. To this day, rice kernels are thrown at newlyweds. This practise stems from a pagan belief that the fertility of the seeds would be transferred to the couple.

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About Saffron Plant

Saffron, is the most precious and most expensive spice in the world. The Saffron filaments, or threads, are actually the dried stigmas of the saffron flower, "Crocus Sativus Linneaus". Each flower contains only three stigmas. These threads must be picked from each flower by hand, and more than 75,000 of these flowers are needed to produce just one pound of Saffron filaments, making it the world's most precious spice.

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About Sumac Plant

The active constituents in Sumac are being studied for use in many diseases some possible applications are in the treatment of TB, diabetes, and some cancers. The plant contains Calcium malate, Dihydrofisetin, Fisetin, Iodine, Gallic-acid-methylester, tannic and gallic acids, Selenium, Tartaric-acid, and many beneficial minerals.

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About Barberry Plant

For many centuries Europeans used the berries for culinary purposes in ways comparable to how a citrus peel might be used. The country in which they are used the most frequently today is Iran.

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About Mint Plant

According to the legend, Minthe originally was a nymph, and Pluto's lover. When his wife Persephone found out, in a fit of rage she turned Minthe into a lowly plant, to be trod upon. Pluto could not undo the spell, but softened the spell by giving her a sweet scent which would perfume the air when her leaves were stepped upon.

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About Dill Plant

The name "dill" comes from Old English dile, thought to have originated from a Norse or Anglo-Saxon word dylle, meaning "to soothe or lull,". The plant having the carminative property of relieving gas.

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