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Herbs and Spices

The Nutritional Facts of Ground Cinnamon

Cinnamon comes from the dried inner bark of a tropical Asian tree and has been used as a spice and medicine for centuries. Typical...

Cayenne Pepper Remedies

Cayenne pepper has numerous medicinal and culinary benefits. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, Native Americ...

Calories in Cinnamon Toast

Add a bit of cinnamon, sugar and butter to a piece of toast, and it becomes a mouthwatering treat. A delicious piece of cinnamon t...

Health Uses, Benefits and Risks of Star Anise

Chinese star anise, identified by the botanical name Illicium verum, is the fruit of a tropical Asian tree. There is a Japanese st...

The Advantages of Ginger in Diet

Ginger has a long history of use in treating several health issues. Many traditional medicinal systems have used it, including tho...

Garlic Detox

Garlic has been used medicinally for thousands of years -- by ancient Egyptians, gravediggers in the Middle Ages who believed it p...

Can You Use Cinnamon for a Duodenal Ulcer?

A duodenal ulcer is a small sore that develops in the first layer of the lining of the small intestine. It is most commonly caused...

How to Freeze Garlic Scapes

Garlic scapes are the tender, immature flowering shoots that stem from garlic bulbs. These potent little fronds can pack as much f...

Nutmeg vs. Cloves

Nutmeg and cloves are aromatic spices used in desserts, beverages such as mulled wine or spiced cider, and for general cooking. Th...

How to Braise Fennel

The licorice scent and intense flavor associated with fennel turns many people away from the vegetable. However, braising the vege...
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