Bark, bud and root of herbs and spices are a part in the spices list. They may give the aroma, pungency, hot or slight spicy. They contribute effectively to dishes which are to be more attractive. And here are some names related to this group that you may know some.
In the spices list, there is just one type of bark for spice. It is cinnamon. Cinnamon is commonly used in many recipes from the world kitchens. It is charming flavor that attracts us strongly. In the market, there are two types of cinnamons to be distinguished. They are Cassia Cinnamon and Ceylon Cinnamon. Cassia Cinnamon is considered the type that comes from China with the normal price even cheap price while Ceylon Cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka with high even expensive price and not easy to find out the true cinnamon to buy.
Clove is the only bud type to be used as spice in the spices list. Clove is used widely in culinary in Asia, Africa and Middle East. It helps to increase the flavor of meat recipes, curries and sauces. Clove is also used in some hot drink combined with other ingredients such as lime or lemon and sugar.
Galangal belongs to ginger family. It is used mostly in the cuisine in Asia. It is considered to come from Indonesia firstly. Galangal has its special flavor and not any spice can replaced this type with the same flavor. Galangal is hard and gives specific fragrance also spicy a little bit. It is used under the fresh form with the thin sliced or pounding status. Nowadays there is galangal powder supplied in the market and consumers who can use it conveniently.
In the spices list, ginger is considered one of the most common spices in the world. It is used in many recipes from all kitchens. Ginger may be used with the fresh status in the thin sliced form or pounding form or in the dried form as powder.
Horseradish root spice is the strong spice in the spices list with the pungency and bitter a little bit. Horseradish is considered one of the super plants for food with its leaves and flower as vegetable. The root of horseradish is a spice with high value both taste and nutrition. It is used with the fresh form or dried form or powder. It is used to make great sauce that consumed popularly as mustard.
Turmeric is factor in the spices list that used widely in culinary in Southeast Asia, India and South Africa. It is used under fresh form or dried form in cooking. However the powder is the most common using. It gives the slight aroma and yellow color to the dishes. And turmeric is also the important element in the curry powder.
To the next articles, you may check the spices in the spice list such as:
- Berry spice group
- Seed spice group
- Fruit, leaf and flower spice group
- Aril, bulb and stigma spice group
- Spice mixture with African and Asian spice mixture group
- Spice mixture with European and Indian spice mixture group
- Spice mixture with Middle Eastern, North American, Latin American & the Caribbean spice mixture group