Top Winter Herbs and Spices

NOVEMBER 2022

The summer months inspire a specific set of herbs and spices. With the winter season, we can always anticipate a chill in the air, so cuisine during this time of year often incorporates ingredients that warm both the body and the soul. Many of us across the globe are cooped up indoors and cooking, so it’s important to ensure you equip your facility with all these essential herbs and spices for winter.

Cardamom

Cardamom is a common and ideal ingredient the moment the temperatures drop. Innovation teams may find that cardamom can play a large role in offering earthiness and sweetness to chicken dishes as well as hot beverages such as cocoas and teas, whether in whole or ground forms.

Black Pepper

Though some believe black pepper has a pungent aroma, it is a beloved ingredient. Smell aside, it really is packed with flavor! Black pepper is incredibly versatile, as it can be used whole or cracked. It’s a delicious finishing touch to homemade dressings and sauces and packaged goods, as well as a necessary garnish on soups.

Chives

Related to garlic and onions, chives provide a delightful bite to a variety of dishes and snacks. They are also a type of herb that can survive even in chilly conditions. Chives complement a variety of dips, and they are frequently sprinkled atop baked or mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, and seafood.

Curry Powder

Curry powder is a pleasant combination of black pepper, cumin, ginger, turmeric, and other earthy spices. The “heat” this ingredient provides will vary, but regardless, it is a unique blend that can help to create a memorable curry or a hearty stew.

Parsley

The most crucial addition to everybody’s favorite comfort foods? Parsley. Because this herb tastes fresh and a little bitter, it can help enhance a wide range of curated dishes and packaged foods. 

Turmeric

A staple in various recipes, turmeric is often celebrated during the winter season. With its earthy and somewhat peppery flavor, turmeric can effortlessly transform salad dressings, soup, and so much more. It is also an essential ingredient in Golden milk drinks.

Ginger

Ginger boasts a spicy yet gentle kick that makes it perfect in casseroles, soups, and stews. If you need to add strong zest and a touch of sweetness to a beverage, meal, or snack food, ginger makes it unbelievably easy.

Fennel

Though fennel boasts a slightly minty and even licorice-like flavor, you can use it in a wide range of dishes—from meats and seafood plates to soups, stews, and even risottos. You can even incorporate fennel seeds in cookie and herbal tea recipes.

We hope our list of winter spices and herbs inspires you to restock your facility. Replenish all the ingredients your operations need to thrive all season! 

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