Category: Food Seasoning

What’s the best oil for seasoning cast iron?

There’s a lot to love about cast iron pans, but one of the material’s greatest virtues is that it can be seasoned, and re-seasoned almost indefinitely, potentially extending its life and restoring its non-stick qualities for decades, or even generations.



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We’ve discussed how you should go about seasoning your skillet, but one question always sparks vigorous debate in culinary circles: what oil should you use to do it?

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What is seasoning?

Before you choose a seasoning oil, it can be useful to know what exactly seasoning

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Product Roundup: The Spice is Right

Regional flavors are trending in the food world as consumers expand their palates and experiment with flavors from around the globe. Here is a roundup of the newest seasonings to hit store shelves that will take taste buds on a world tour to places like Jamaica, Italy, Morocco, and beyond. 

Borgo de’ Medici Porcini & Garlic Sea Salt. This salt is made with porcini mushrooms, garlic, and parsley, perfect for finishing risotto and meat dishes. Other gourmet sea salts from Borgo de’ Medici include Black Truffle Sea Salt, which works well with egg and vegetable dishes, and Citrus Fruits Sea

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Spice and Herb Extracts Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021

Market Snapshot


Study Period:

2016 – 2026


Fastest Growing Market:

Europe


Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

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Market Overview

The global spice and herb extracts market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025).

  • Herbs and spices extracts that are more aligned toward health and wellness, as well as products that have a high penetration rate across artisanal food, culinary preparations, and generic household foods, are likely to maintain dominance over the coming years. The extracts, such
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New evidence that spices, fruits from Asia had reached the Mediterranean earlier than thought — ScienceDaily

Asian spices such as turmeric and fruits like the banana had already reached the Mediterranean more than 3000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought. A team of researchers working alongside archaeologist Philipp Stockhammer at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (LMU) has shown that even in the Bronze Age, long-distance trade in food was already connecting distant societies.

A market in the city of Megiddo in the Levant 3700 years ago: The market traders are hawking not only wheat, millet or dates, which grow throughout the region, but also carafes of sesame oil and bowls of a bright yellow spice that has

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Are there benefits to eating turmeric and other spices?

There could be something about turmeric that’s beneficial, but it’s not curcumin, she says. Plus, if turmeric is cooked as part of a meal, she says, it’s added alongside other foods, and heated up, so its chemical components change.

“There might be something else in turmeric worth looking at, but not curcumin, and it might not be one thing. It might need to be chemically modified or added to something to be beneficial.”

She says consuming lots of turmeric isn’t harmful, but she wouldn’t advise using it as self-medication.

Correlation vs causation

Chilli and turmeric have been widely studied, but

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