5 spices that should be in every kitchen

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Aromatic spices
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Spices are auxiliary and very necessary ingredients in the kitchen of every housewife. Thanks to them, any dish can change its taste beyond recognition, but only if you know how to combine them correctly and in what proportions.

Today, the FoodOboz editorial team will tell you what 5 spices you should definitely have in your kitchen and how to use them accurately and correctly.

To begin with, we note that spices are divided into local and exotic.

Spices for dishes

Local spices include:

  • onions
  • cumin
  • basil
  • marjoram
  • coriander
  • parsley
  • celery
  • anise
  • mint
  • dill
  • tarragon
  • sage
  • thyme
Healthy seasonings

To the exotic ones:

  • ginger
  • vanilla
  • turmeric
  • nutmeg
  • saffron
  • rosemary
  • cloves
  • cardamom
  • laurel

Spice mixtures, which include 15-20 components each, are also very popular

How to choose spices
  • suneli hops
  • curry
  • Indian and Chinese seasonings
  • adjika

What spices must be in the kitchen of every housewife

The most popular seasonings

1. Black pepper

This is a universal seasoning for almost any dish, and sometimes it can even be added to desserts. And its role in dishes is too underestimated because it is a real natural antiseptic.

2. Basil

Fresh basil

If you add even a small sprig to a meat or fish dish or salad, they will immediately acquire a completely different, spicy taste and aroma. You can also add it to various sauces, and dressings and make delicious homemade lemonades. It is worth noting that basil has a very good effect on the digestive system and has a bactericidal effect.

3. Bay leaf

No first course is complete without these aromatic leaves, just add one leaf to the pan to make the dish acquire an incredible aroma and taste. They are also indispensable for preserving and pickling vegetables. They must have a very good effect on the immune system.

4. Cumin seeds

Caraway seeds

It is used most often for pickling and fermenting and is also added to bread. In addition, it can be added to any soup, cottage cheese, and any dairy product; they are great "friends". Cumin is very good for health, as it consists of 7% essential oils, which have a very positive effect on the body in general.

5. Ginger

Ginger is very useful

This is an incredibly healthy and tasty spice that can be eaten in any form – dry, added to various dishes, as well as eaten pickled and added to drinks simply by chopping it into cubes, which will add piquancy and light sharpness to the dish.

Ginger must bring tremendous benefits to the body – it strengthens the immune system, is a natural antiseptic, and helps to lose weight.

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