Spices and herbs are plant substances that are used to season and refine foods. They occur in various forms, e.g. dried, fresh, ground, as oils or extracts. Spices and herbs have been used for thousands of years to add flavor, fragrance and color to foods and to make them last longer.
Spices come from the seeds, stems, roots, barks or fruits of plants and often have a strong, aromatic flavor. Examples of spices include pepper, turmeric, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Herbs, on the other hand, usually come from plant leaves and often have a milder flavor. Examples of herbs include basil, dill, oregano, and rosemary.
Spices and herbs are used in many cuisines around the world and are part of many traditional recipes.
The Spices & Herbs Calorie Chart lists all foods with calories and nutritional values. Detailed nutritional values such as carbohydrates, protein and fat can be found with the respective product in the Spices & Herbs nutritional table.