Encyclopedia > Spice

  Article Content


Spices are strongly flavoured or aromatic parts of plants used in small quantities in food as a preservative, or flavouring in cooking. Spices are distinguised from other plant products used for similar purposes, such as herbs (which are green, leafy parts of plants), aromatic vegetables, and dried[?] fruit.

Spices were some of the most valuable items of trade in the ancient and medieval world. Many spices were formerly used in medicine, though this use has decreased somewhat in later years.

List of spices

Table salt is an extremely common seasoning, often used as and sometimes considered a spice; however, it is a mineral.

Common spice mixtures:

External addresses

  • Food Bacteria-Spice Survey Shows Why Some Cultures Like It Hot (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980305053307.htm) Citat: "...Garlic, onion, allspice and oregano, for example, were found to be the best all-around bacteria killers (they kill everything)...Top 30 Spices with Antimicrobial Properties..."
  • May 22, 2001, Add a Little Spice to Your Life. (http://a-s.clayton.edu/hampikian/Research/Spice/WebMDAddaLittleSpicetoYourLife) And Take Away a Few Bacteria That Cause Disease
  • August 18, 1998, Common Kitchen Spices Kill E. Coli O157:H7 (http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/pr_fsaf/News%20Releases/relspicfung.htm) Citat: "...The study is the first in the United States that looks at the effect of common spices on E. coli O157:H7. Previous studies have concluded spices kill other foodborne pathogens. "In the first part of our study, we tested 23 spices against E. coli O157:H7 in the laboratory," Fung said. "We found that several spices are good at killing this strain of E. coli."..."

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

...     Contents 242 Centuries: 2nd century - 3rd century - 4th century Decades: 190s 200s 210s 220s 230s - 240s - 250s 260s 27 ...

This page was created in 44.1 ms