[Sca-cooks] Are you an herb or a spice?

Sharon Palmer ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Fri Nov 20 19:05:15 PST 2009

Johnnae, you are so fast!!  You answered the question before I even saw it.

I'd say sesame and poppy are spices.  Mustard too.   Spice Islands 
sells basil and thyme, and they are on Katzer's wonderful site, that 
doesn't make them spices.


>Spices are aromatic (odorous) seasonings obtained from the bark, 
>buds, fruit, roots, seeds, or stems of various plants and trees. 
>Examples of spices are cloves, cumin, and black pepper.
>Herbs, on the other hand, usually come from the leafy part of a 
>plant. Examples of herbs are oregano, basil, cilantro, and bay 


>so it's just not Spice islands.
>On Nov 20, 2009, at 3:57 PM, lilinah at earthlink.net asked:
>>So, what think you, O collected cooking wisdom?
>>Should sesame seeds and poppy seeds be listed as spices? or not?
>>(and not because Spice Islands brand sells them in bottles in the 
>>spice section of the stupormarket or Gernot Katzer includes them in 
>>his Spice Pages)

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