We purchase our Herbs and Spices from only the "top rated" producers from around the world. They are as fresh as you can possibly get. Cook with them once and you will immediately realize the difference between fresh and store bought from retail chains. You can turn an ordinary meal into a Gourmet delight by using the robust and flavorful Herbs and Spices from Salt-Spices and More.
The Difference between Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices are obtained from plants. Both are used primarily for adding flavor and aroma to food. While there are similarities, there are subtle differences between herbs and spices. Herbs are obtained from the leaves of herbaceous (non woody) plants. They are used in cooking and some have medicinal value. Herbs are normally used in larger amounts than spices.
Spices are obtained from roots, flowers, fruits, seeds or bark. Spices can be woody or herbaceous plants. Spices are normally more potent and stronger than herbs. They are typically used in smaller amounts than herbs. Some spices are used to add taste and also as a preservative.
Some plants are both herbs and spices. The leaves of Coriandrum sativum are the source of cilantro (herb), while coriander (spice) is from the plants seeds. Dill is another example. The seeds are a spice, while dill weed is an herb derived from the plants stems and leaves.