Herbs and Seasonings


Do herbs and seasonings vary from other condiments? The difference is thatherbs and seasoningscan be used as a separate dish or as a part of meal. Someherbs and seasonings may represent a modified form of condiment.


For example, parsley root can be used as a separate course, and as a part of many dishes. But, if you dry a parsley root and mill it in a coffee grinder, then immediately it changes its status. It immediately becomes a condiment. We will not get into the cooking subtleties. After all, you can call one or another fragrant herb as you like; your food will not taste differ because of it. Since ancient times people made use of herbs andseasoningsfor enhancing of flavor and aroma of dishes.

Besides using in cooking for taste enhancement, aromaticherbs andseasoningswere used to improve health. Later, their medicinal properties were confirmed by scientific researches.


While cooking pizza we often use aromatic Mediterranean herboregano. Even the ancient Romans at the dawn of Christianity knew about the beneficial properties of this plant. They added it to the heavy meals in order to improve digestion. Essential oils oforeganotend to oppress reproduction of pathogenic bacteria.

The popularity oforeganois great. Many cooks add it to sauces and different dishes, improving their flavor and creating a pleasant aroma.


GingerThis heat-loving plant comes from South Asia. The use ofgingerin cooking and beer brewing is very popular. Ginger tea, which includes lemon and honey, has healing properties for colds and motion sickness.Gingeris considered to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. You can find the description ginger dishin Koran; this dish awaits the righteous in paradise.

Gingeris used as a condiment in cuisines of many countries. There are fish dishes, which are cooked in ginger marinade. Pickledgingeris very tasty too. The ginger sauce can benefit any meat. You can list the dozens of dishes, wheregingeris not only a seasoning, but where it dominates the taste of cooked food.


BasilLike all herbs, this condiment is aromatic.Basilcan be green or purple. When you think about smell ofbasil, you will recall the subtle aroma of cloves, mint and something else pleasant. Still its aroma is different. This seasoning can be dried. When properly stored, it saves its unique pleasant flavor for a long time. Freshbasilis often used too.Basilis also used in various dishes with cheese, vegetables, pasta, meat, fish, potatoes, etc. Especially delicious are dishes with basiland tomato. The aroma ofbasilperfectly suits tomato soup with cream. In addition to a pleasant taste and aroma,basilhas many healthy properties. It is beneficial for digestion. Basil helps to relieve spasms in the internal organs by reducing fermentation reactions in the gut.. Besides, it contains a large amount of vitamins and trace elements.


SagePleasantsagearoma complements flavor to meat and poultry dishes. Usually it is used in a dry form. It is also added in egg dishes, cereals and some salads. Sageflavor does not disappear when cooking. You can use it soup, salad and second dish recipes. You can add this herb in sausage products as well.Sageimproves the taste and flavor of venison. Some people drinksagetea, believing that it helps to lose weight. Friedsageis a piquant condiment in Italian cuisine. It is used in confectionery products as flavoring.Sagehas many useful properties. First, it is an antiseptic.Second, sageis known for his antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Sore throat is treated by gargling with brothsage; it facilitates the patient's condition. According to some researches,sagestrengthens the nervous system.

We have described four seasonings. They are pleasant to taste and smell; besides, they have a lot of useful properties. These spices are indispensable in a healthy diet.