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1. One of my favorite spices is used in Mexican, Indian, Asia and Middle Eastern cooking. It is related to carrots, celery, anise, fennel, dill, parsley, chervil, angelica and poison hemlock.
2. Used in such diverse cultures as Scandinavia and India, this spice is one of the most expensive spices by weight. Because they lose flavor very quickly, the seeds are best kept in the pod until use and then ground.
3. This spice is the lacy covering of a seed (which is itself used as a spice). Once dried, it is a light yellowish-orange color that is imparted to the food in which it is used.
4. This spice is a relative of ginger that is usually found ground. It is used mainly as a coloring agent in mustards and curries.
5. Used by the Romans and a key ingredient in Asian, Middle Eastern and Mexican recipes, this spice is the seeds of a plant that is a relative to parsley.
6. This spice is called "pimento," especially in the Caribbean, because Spanish settlers mistook the fruit for green peppercorns. Its common name refers to its aroma.
7. Along with saffron and cardamom, this is one of the most expensive spices in the world. Native to Mexico, it is also grown in Tahiti and Madagascar.
8. This spice comes from the berries of a bush that is grown across the Mediterranean and Middle East. It usually is sold as a dark purple-red powder, and its flavor is quite sour.
9. One of the most common spices, this aromatic spice has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes since ancient times. While Americans generally use this spice in sweet recipes, it is used in savory dishes all over the world.
10. This spice got its name by mixing the ground seeds with must, the first step in making wine. Sold as whole seeds, ground or prepared in a condiment, this spice has been used since ancient times.
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