- Cooking with Everyday Spices and Herbs – your resource for quick simple answers for cooking with everyday spices and herbs!

This site was designed and built to be your quick online spice and herb resource. We all lead busy lives, so we know you don’t have the time to search through a bunch of sites and books to find helpful information on herbs and spices you’re using every day. At you get quick clear answers for what you want to know, right now. This site gets you back to your cooking!

List - Names of Spices and Herbs

Grains of Paradise - Melegueta Pepper, Ginger Root, Sumac spice, Saffron spice, Nutmeg, Cardamom spice, Cumin spice, and Vanilla Beans, are just a few of the many spices and herbs flavoring the world’s foods.

Love cooking with herbs and spices? Want to learn more about spices and their uses? At you can find concise answers to your most burning (sorry, had to go there) questions: Why are Saffron spice and Cardamom Spice so expensive? What are the most popular 11 herbs and spices? How long do spices last?

Each spice or herb has its own page that starts with a section called "Quick Notes" which provides answers to the most common questions. See the following example for Grains of Paradise - Melegueta Pepper:

What Are Grains of Paradise - Melegueta Pepper? (quick description): Grains of Paradise and Melegueta Pepper are closely related spices that are also called Guinea Pepper or Alligator Pepper. They are related to . . . read more

Pictures of Grains of Paradise - Melegueta Pepper: (photos of dry and/or fresh spices):

What is the Origin of These Spices?: They are indigenous to .. read more ...

Grains of Paradise - Melegueta Pepper Are Good for These Foods (cuisines): They are used primarily ...

What Are the Health Benefits of These Spices? They have properties that help ease ...

Join the fun and cook up helpful dialog by submitting your own content pages and comments for publication on our site. Or, suggest which spices and herbs you would like to see highlighted in the newsletter "Spotlight On Spices."

In every edition one spice or herb is highlighted ("The Spice of Life"), and others that are currently newsworthy may be mentioned occasionally. "Spicy Tidbits" (news in the world of spices, such as recalls, and cooking and baking tips), Spice Merchants and other resources are provided too.

Stay in the know and get the latest information on everyday spices and herbs.’s blog "Everyday Spices" provides the latest spicy news.

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Spice Trivia

Do you know these fun facts about spices and herbs?

Black Pepper is the most popular spice in the world

Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world

By weight, Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world.

Vanilla Bean and Cardamom are expensive spices too. Both are hand-harvested and require much manual labor.

Nutmeg is not a nut. It is the seed/pit of a fruit.

The outer lacy covering (aril) on Nutmeg is called mace blade. When in the ground powder form, it is just called "mace"

Cilantro and Coriander are from the same plant. Cilantro is the leaf, and coriander is the seed.

There are almost one million seeds in one pound of Poppy Seeds.