• The Fantastic Spices World
  • The Fantastic Spices World
  • The Fantastic Spices World
  • The Fantastic Spices World


Basic uses of some herbs and spices
Basic function Major function Subfunction
Flavouring Parsley, cinnamon, allspice, dill, mint, tarragon, cumin, marjoram, star anise, basil, anise, mace, nutmeg, fennel, sesame, vanilla, fenugreek, cardamom, celery Garlic, onion, bay leaves, clove, thyme, rosemary, caraway, sage, savory, corianer, pepper, oregano, horseradish, Japanese,pepper, saffron, ginger, leek, mustard
Deodorizing / masking Garlic, savory, bay leaves, clove, leek,thyme, rosemary, caraway, sage, oregano, onion, coriander  
Pungency Garlic, savory, bay leaves, clove, leek, thyme, rosemary, caraway, sage, oregano,onion, coriander, Japanese pepper, mustard, ginger, horseradish, red pepper, pepper Parsley, pepper, allspice, mint, tarragon, cumin, star anise; mace, fennel, sesame, cardamom, mustard, cinnamon, vanilla, horseradish, japanese pepper, nutmeg, ginger
Colouring Paprika, turmeric, safron  
Source: Ravindran et al. (2002).