Spices are derived from tree barks, fruit buds, roots, seeds, and other parts of plants. Herbs are sometimes used for seasoning, and they are leafy parts of a plant without a woody stem. Spices and herbs can be dried or used fresh. Dried herbs are more flavorsome but tend to lose that strength faster.

You can use your spices when dry or fresh. Either way, you will reap the health benefits.

To get the best aroma and flavor from your spices, ensure you get in small quantities and use them immediately. Grinding whole spices guarantee the best flavor compared to buying them prepackaged from stores. Also, ensure you do not keep your spices for an extended period. Store them in airtight containers.

No. spices are not harmful to your health. In fact, the opposite is true. However, always ensure you do not overuse your spices. Just use enough to add flavor to your food. You will like it that way.

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