Spices, Herbs, Seeds, & Blends

Savory and sweet dishes benefit fromt eh addition of spices, herbs, and blends because they add flavor, aroma, and/or color.

Seasonings should be used judiciously because flavors increase as food cooks and is stored; freezing, especially, has a tendency to intensify flavors.

There are three categories of seasonings:

Store fresh herbs in plastic wrap up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Store dried seasonings in a cool, dark, dry place away from sunlight.

The linked chart below provides suggestions on ways to use some of the more popular herbs and spices as seasonings in various foods. Many are alternatives or substitutes for sodium.

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