The spices that make your dishes tastier
What would be cooking without spices? They give flavor, taste and color to our dishes. In addition, thanks to the spices, we can now bring back the scents and simmer the dishes of other continents without leaving our home.
The best news is that not only are they flavorful, but they are loaded with goodness for our body! This month, let's explore or rediscover the spices that make your dishes more tasty.
1. Star anise
Star anise helps to reduce the taste of certain dishes. Thanks to its slightly sweet flavor and licorice scent, it is used in the preparation of Chinese soups, mulled wine and cakes. It is also perfect as an infusion if you suffer from digestive problems.
THE BASICS of cooking! We no longer present this popular spice. Rich in flavor and scent, Cinnamon helps fight against diseases, linked to aging, and protects your body cells, but not only that! We tell you more in our article: Everything you need to know about cinnamon.
Appreciated above all for its fragrance, vanilla is the star ingredient in making desserts and pastries. In pod, powder or extract, you can also use it in the preparation of savory dishes. Find some of them under our "Recipes" section.
Saffron is a very rare and above all very expensive spice. However, the price is on par with the quality of the product. Did you know that for 1 g of saffron, you need approximately 150 flowers! In addition, it is beneficial for your cardiovascular health and your immune system.
Cardamom seeds have a very strong taste and are commonly used in exotic pastries, Arabic coffee, and Scandinavian desserts. In the kitchen, you will find it in Western dishes such as Biryani or curries. Rich in benefits, you will find in India, several cardamom tea stands.
Who does not know this remedy when you have toothache? Cloves are often used in marinades, when cooking meat dishes and even some desserts. It will bring out all the flavors of your dishes.
The good news is that spices are plant-based and are therefore suitable for everyone. To be sure, they might even help you reduce your salt intake. If you are looking for all its spices, Sambavanilla invites you to take a tour of its online grocery store. We have the ingredients and dish ideas to change your everyday life.