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The 12 Spices That Will Instantly Make You A Better Cook

We've compiled a list of 12 spices essential to creating unique and flavorful dishes and included some helpful advice for each herb or spice. In no particular order… 1. Ginger Ginger products are made from dried or fresh ginger root (a rhizome, actually) and the...

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7 Remarkable Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Who doesn’t love cinnamon? It’s used in all kinds of sweet and savoury dishes and makes a perfect topping for your favourite coffee drinks. But aside from being one of our favourite spices, adding cinnamon to your diet can benefit your health. 1. Cinnamon and Diabetes...

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Why Pepper Makes You Sneeze

It’s a burning question. We all understand how onions bring on the tears but why does pepper make us sneeze? There are 2 reasons why pepper is particularly sneeze-inducing. The first is that, like other spices, it is often used when finely ground. As with any other...

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Fenugreek Is The Spice That Can Spice Up Your Sex Life

Fenugreek spices up the male libido Fenugreek is a spice that is best known for its use in curry dishes. But its benefits go beyond your taste buds — it can help you amp up your sex life. A 6 week study reported in the journal Phytotherapy Research found that a...

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Spice Rubs Reduce Cancer Risk from Grilled Meat

A recent study has determined that not only do spice rubs enhance flavour of grilled meat but they actually keep you healthy too. Professor J Scott Smith of Kansas State University found that black pepper in particular almost entirely eradicates the formation of...

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How About an Odour Wheel? A “Colour Wheel” of Smells

Smell is as powerful sense. A sniff of freshly baked bread can transport you back in time, remembering your grandma’s kitchen or a favourite bakery from your youth. 
 Smells are your brain reacting to combinations of molecules hitting receptors in your nose and...

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Pizza — Fun Facts and Trivia

Pizza trivia, by the numbers • Over 5 billion pizzas are sold all over the world each year. • Kids aged 3-11 prefer pizza over all foods for lunch and dinner. • It is estimated that over three billion pizzas will be eaten next year in the U.S. alone. 93% of Americans...

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How to improve store-bought BBQ Sauces

No question, a homemade BBQ sauce will kick the butt of most bottled sauces available. It takes time and an investment in ingredients though, so finding some shortcuts to boost the taste of the store sauces might be just the compromise between convenience and...

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Black Cardamom

Black cardamom, the wild cousin of green cardamom, has a much larger pod and is by no means a substitute for green cardamom. It is quite bold and smokey compared to the subtle floral notes of its cousin. Popular in savory dishes of Africa and northern India, it lends...

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