World famous spices
In all countries of the world, spices play an important role in cooking, so that spices are a symbol of the taste and aroma of local food. For example, when we think of Indian food, the first thing that comes to mind is the spicy taste and colorful spices of this country. Different countries due to their geographical conditions have unique spices with different flavors and colors. In the past, spices were used to flavor foods, dye fabrics and clothes and even make-up. Because of close relationship between food and culture, different spices with different colors and flavors have become an integral part of the culture of nations.
The Middle East and Asia are undoubtedly the birthplace of all kinds of spices in the world, and many wars have been fought over these countries to dominate the spice trade throughout history. One of the most expensive and valuable spices is saffron. This spice (known as red gold) which thousands of years ago coexisted with Middle Eastern civilizations such as Iran, is more than just a spice; Rather, it is a symbol of the culture and history of these civilizations.
The famous Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish and Middle Eastern spices are definitely very popular among the spices.
In addition to Iranian saffron, among Asian spices we can mention the following:
Gomasio: Japanese seasoning for toasted sesame seeds, crushed with coarse salt. This spice usually reveals the taste of its masterpiece on rice.
Togarashi: This is a spice of Japanese food made from seven spices, the most important of which are bell peppers, citrus peels, sesame seeds and seaweed.
Curry powder: Indian curry powder is considered to be an English invention inspired by India. Curry typically includes turmeric, coriander, cumin, fenugreek and red pepper
Some of the European spices
Herbs de Provence: A compound spice containing many of the most widely grown plants in the south of France. These plants include marjoram, mint, tarragon, mint, fennel, rosemary and thyme.
Suneli: The composition of this spice dates back to Georgia and includes hot, herbal and bitter spices such as fenugreek, coriander, salt and black pepper seeds.
Quatre Epics: This French composition known as “four spices” usually includes ground black or white pepper, cloves, nutmeg and ginger.
Chat Masala: One of the most famous spices in the world, is a mixed spice of masala that is combined with dried mango. Masala chat is often sprinkled on snacks and street food.
Garam Masala: Gram means hot or warm, and the composition of Garam Masala usually contains hot spices such as cinnamon and cardamom.
Panch Phoron : A combination of five herbs originating in Bengal, made from a combination of fenugreek, nigella, cumin, black mustard and fennel seeds.
Some of the American spices
Adobo: this spice includes garlic, oregano, pepper and other spices. Adobo is commonly used in Mexican and other Latin American dishes.
Chili powder: a combination of spices commonly found in Latin American cuisine, such as anchovies, paprika, cumin and Mexican oregano. Chili powder is one of the most famous spices in the world, which is very popular in America.
Pickling Spice: This spice gives a special flavor to preserved fruits and vegetables. Pickling generally contains fragrant leaves, mustard seeds and peppercorns.
Chicken spice: Chicken spice, which is one of the most famous spices in the world, is a fragrant combination of sage, thyme and other herbs and other spices.
Some of the African spices
Berbere: a combination of spicy, bitter and sweet spices used in Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Dukkah: This mixture, which is one of the most famous spices in the world, has a Egyptian origin and includes toasted nuts and seeds such as hazelnuts, sesame seeds, coriander and cumin.
Harissa: Harissa is made from smoked red pepper and is widely used in Tunisian and other North African dishes.
Ras El Hanoot: This spice is also a different combination of spices used in North African cuisine, especially Morocco.