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Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is a tuber that is consumed whole as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. It is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale. It lends its name to its genus and family (Zingiberaceae). Other notable members of this plant family … Continue Reading »

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Chili Powder

Chili powder is a generic name for any powdered spice mix composed chiefly of chili peppers, most commonly either red peppers or cayenne peppers, which are both of the species Capsicum annuum. It can be made from virtually any hot … Continue Reading »

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Cumin

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum, pronounced /ˈkjuːmɨn/ or UK: /ˈkʌmɨn/, US: /ˈkuːmɨn/, and sometimes spelled cummin) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to East India. Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, … Continue Reading »

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Chipotle Pepper

A chipotle (pronounced /tʃɨˈpoʊtleɪ/ chi-POHT-lay; Spanish: [tʃiˈpotle]), or chilpotle, is a smoke-dried jalapeño which tends to be brown and shriveled. It is a chile used primarily in Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisines, such as Mexican-American and Tex-Mex. There are many varieties … Continue Reading »

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon (pronounced /ˈsɪnəmən/ SIN-ə-mən or /ˈsɪnəmʌn/ SIN-ə-mun) is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum which can be used in both sweet and savory foods. Cinnamon trees are native to South East Asia, … Continue Reading »

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