Fresh leaves have a grassy, astringent taste with a faint pungency. Dried leaves, on the other hand, have a nice hay-like aroma. Fresh seeds have a unique aroma. Fenugreek grows in fertile soil with plenty of sunlight and is harvested for both its leaves and seeds.
There are several plants that are useful to cooks as both herbs and spices, of which cilantro is the most widely used. The leaves may be more familiar to you as pak choi. This spice also has a variety of medicinal benefits, such as relieving fatigue, sterilizing, and acting as a stomachic and intestinal cleanser.
The aroma of cumin is strong and heavy, spicy and sweet. The taste has a warm depth of bitterness. It has a subtly bitter, intense flavor, with a lingering pungency and sharp earthiness. It is said to have medicinal effects such as promoting digestion, boosting the immune system, acting as an antioxidant, and helping with weight loss.
Cardamom is a spice that gives off a strong aroma but also has a mild, fruity penetrating quality. It is also called “the queen of spices” because of its aroma. It has a very long history and has been used as an herbal medicine and spice since BC. It is said to have medicinal effects such as intestinal regulation, deodorizing, and perspiration.
Turmeric is crunchy, with a gingery citrus aroma and a pleasant earthy flavor. Dried turmeric has a floral citrus and ginger aroma mixed with a complex, dark woody flavor. It is said to have medicinal effects such as increasing appetite, improving blood flow, and activating brain function.
Garlic, both fresh and dried, has a pungent, tingling, pungent taste. When cut, it produces an ingredient called allicin, which causes bad breath. It first appeared in human history 3,750 BC. It is said to have medicinal effects such as relieving fatigue, promoting blood circulation, relieving cold, and boosting immunity.