Test Your Knowledge Of Spices
By Joe Wilkes
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- What are the five spices in Chinese five-spice powder?
The five spices are equal parts ground cinnamon, cloves,
fennel seed, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. Due to the popularity of
Chinese cuisine, this mixture is now available premixed in most North American
- What is the Greek word
for spice? The Greek word for spice is
- What are
the leaves of the coriander plant called? Cilantro. The
Coriandrum sativum plant is native to southern Asia and northern
Africa. The seeds are often ground into Indian curries and other dishes, while
the leaves are often used in Mexican and Thai cuisine. Cilantro is also often
referred to as Chinese parsley.
- What is the world's
most expensive spice? Saffron. It comes from the dried
stigmas of the saffron crocus. It gives many Spanish, Portuguese, and North
African dishes a beautiful golden hue. But like real gold, saffron is costly.
Up to $5,000 a pound, in fact. Fortunately, it is so flavorful, only a couple
of hair-like strands are needed to flavor and color a dish.
- What is
the national spice of Hungary? Paprika. It's most commonly
made by grinding sweet red bell peppers, though it is also made with hotter
varieties. A popular variation is smoked paprika. It is the only spice that is
traded more as its ground version than its whole version.