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All About Herbs

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Fun Trivia : Quizzes : Herbs and Spices
All About Herbs game quiz
"This quiz is all about herbs and their practical uses, both culinary and medicinal. Hope you enjoy it."

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1. This herb is a member of the Allum family and is sometimes known as "Rush Leeks". It is found in most herb gardens (and kitchens) and is a valuable source of calcium. Which herb?
    Garlic
    Basil
    Chives
    Coriander


2. The French word for this herb is "incensier". The herb is thought to be the herb of remembrance and was used in the past in funeral rites. It adds a great flavour when cooked with lamb or potatoes. Which herb?
    Parsley
    Mint
    Rosemary
    Oregano


3. This herb originates from India but is much more associated with Thai and Mediterranean cookery. Which herb?
    Basil
    Mint
    Chives
    Parsley


4. There are many varieties of this herb which grows almost out of control and should be planted in pots. It has many cleansing properties and is probably the most familiar smelling of herbs. Which herb?
    Mint
    Tarragon
    Basil
    Chamomile


5. This herb, which originates from the Mediterranean, has major anteseptic properties and was used in the past as a food preservative. Which herb?
    Tarragon
    Rosemary
    Thyme
    Sage


6. This herb is my particular favourite and is used a lot in North African and Asian cookery. Its seeds can also be used whole or ground as a spice. Which herb?
    Chamomile
    Parsley
    Coriander
    Sage


7. The botanical name for this herb is "Salvia Officinalis" and has a strong scent. It is excellent used in stuffings, as its lovely savoury flavour adds to meat. Which herb?
    Chives
    Common Sage
    Garlic
    Coriander


8. This herb is sometimes known by the names Cerefolium and French Parsley. It has a slightly aniseed flavour and it is said to have a similar aroma to that of Myrrh. Which herb?
    Chervil
    Tarragon
    Dill
    Oregano


9. This herb is related to Oregano, but has a milder flavour. It has anti-fungal properties and is used often in Italian and European cuisine. Which herb?
    Basil
    Tarragon
    Marjoram
    Clary Sage


10. This herb is most commonly associated with fish dishes, but is excellent with eggs too. It is also used to add flavour to pickles. Which herb?
    Parsley
    Dill
    Chives
    Tarragon


11. Some of the other names for this herb include "See Bright" or "Clear Eye". This may be because its seeds and leaves have been used to make ointments and washes to treat eye conditions. It is a member of the Salvia family. Which herb?
    Chives
    Clary Sage
    Bay
    Basil


12. This herb is actually a leaf from a tree or shrub. Its botanical name is "Laurus Nobilis", and other names for it are Daphne and Lorbeer. It is one of the "Herbes De Provence". Which herb?
    Parsley
    Bay
    Thyme
    Rosemary


13. This herb gives an excellent flavour to poultry dishes, and is great when used in stuffings. It has an aromatic savoury flavour and its botanical name is "Artemesia Dracunculus". Which herb?
    Oregano
    Common Sage
    Rosemary
    Tarragon


14. This herb is most famous when used as a calming tea, or as an ingredient for lightening hair. Some of the varieties found are Common, Stinking, and Corn. Its botanical name is "Anthemis". Which herb?
    Chamomile
    Chervil
    Basil
    Dill


15. The best known types of this herb are the curly and flat-leaved varieties. If chewed after eating garlic it is said to neutralise the odour and freshen breath. Which herb?
    Sage
    Tarragon
    Parsley
    Mint


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Compiled Jun 28 12