From anise to saffron.
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Spices are wonderful ingredients in the culinary world. They come in a diverse range that can impart authentic flavors, color and aroma to any food. When whipping up a meal, the right use of dried herbs and ground spices can really help to add oomph to the dish.
The key to becoming a skilled home cook isn't about tracking down the perfect recipes or mastering the techniques of professional chefs. It lies in understanding the vast world of flavor, one where spices play a huge role. Cooking with ground spices will bring out the flavors of your dishes and satisfy your tastebuds at the same time. The right spices can act as salt substitutes, cutting down one's daily sodium intake without sacrificing taste. Many spices are also jam-packed with nutrients and antioxidants that takes one's immunity system up a notch.
Whether you are an experienced cook or a novice at cooking, you should always experiment with spices. Take this quiz and see how many of the most common culinary spices you can recognize!