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1. Native to Afghanistan and Iran, which spice's name is a misnomer and might sound as if it should never find its way into food?
2. Which member of the parsley family, the seeds being a popular addition in Indian cuisine, was used in the ancient Egyptian mummification process?
3. Which brightly coloured member of the Zingiber family is often used as a cheap alternative to the world's most expensive spice?
4. In contrast to its name, which versatile plant, also used as a leafy vegetable, is not from southern Europe?
5. Native to the Moluccan Islands of Indonesia, when whole, which pungent spice resembles a small nail?
6. Which spice is used as a much cheaper alternative to that from a related species of tree native to Sri Lanka?
7. Not as highly prized as its green namesake, which spicy seed pods are rarely used in dessert dishes unlike their aforementioned paler cousin?
8. Which plant, mainly used as an herb, has seeds which are a very popular spice in Asian cookery and which have also found their way into the recipes of some alcoholic beverages?
9. Around ninety per cent of the world production of which spice, the world's most expensive, takes place in Iran?
10. Which sweet and nutty spice, one of two produced by the same tree, is best used grated directly into or onto the food?
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