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Herbs & Spices A to Z

Based on the hints, enter an herb or spice that begins with each letter of the alphabet
-Herbs/Spices are loosely defined as parts of a plant which are used for seasoning
-Hints in which the letter is highlighted blue indicate that some type-ins for a more common name, but which begin with a different letter, are accepted
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Last updated: March 5, 2018
First submittedMarch 2, 2018
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Letter
Hint
Answer
A
A star-shaped seed used to flavor black liquorice
Anise
B
Tough leaves often boiled into a soup or sauce and subsequently removed
Bay leaves
C
A spice native to India which is used in chai and curries, and which comes in pods of green, white, and black varieties
Cardamom
D
A relative of queen anne's lace with yellow flowers and unusually thin leaves whose seeds and leaves are often used to flavor with salmon, pickles, or poultry
Dill
E
The sweet-tasting flower of a plant which also boasts blue, sweet berries, which is often used in tea or cordial
Elderflower
F
A plant, the leaves of which are used in Indian and Persian curries, and the seeds of which are ground to make the Turkish dish cemen
Fenugreek
G
A tough, aromatic root often cooked into southeast Asian soups or curries and removed prior to eating
Galangal
H
A relative of wasabi, the root of which has a spicy mustard flavor
Horseradish
I
Needle-like leaves with a characteristic strong aroma and slightly bitter taste, often associated with pork and poultry
Incensier
J
The white flower of a member of the olive family which is often used in southeast Asian and Chinese teas
Jasmine
K
A knobby citrus fruit whose zest and leaves have an intense bitter aroma, which is often used in southeast Asian curries and soups
Kaffir lime
L
A thick, layered grass, also known as citronella, which imparts a mild citrus flavor
Lemongrass
M
A plant whose root has hallucinogenic properties, and which features prominently in magic folklore, including the Harry Potter novels
Mandrake
Letter
Hint
Answer
N
A hard brown seed, the covering of which is known as Mace
Nutmeg
O
A quintessential Italian herb in the mint family, sometimes known as Marjoram
Oregano
P
A ground pepper which, despite being native to the Americas, is of great cultural significance to some Balkan states
Paprika
Q
An anti-malarial plant which is used to flavor tonic water
Quinine tree
R
The sour, stringy, red-green stalks of a plant whose leaves are poisonous
Rhubarb
S
The most expensive spice, due to the fact that it is harvested by hand with tweezers
Saffron
T
One of the four French "fines herbes", these dried leaves are a member of the sunflower family and are a major component of bearnaise sauce
Tarragon
U
A pale gray-blue lichen which grows in bushy clumps, especially from evergreen trees, and which is known for being high in carbohydrates
Usnea
V
A characteristically "sweet" extract which is native to Mexico but commonly grown in Madagascar
Vanilla
W
The serrated leaves of a plant used to flavor many mint candies and gums
Wintergreen
X
A naturally-occurring but often processed food additive which primarily functions as a thickening or clotting agent
Xanthan gum
Y
The herb which is used to flavor mate, a tea-like beverage popular in South America
Yerba Mate
Z
Sometimes known as kachur, this spice is used especially in marinades for its distinctive golden color
Zedoary
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level 57
Mar 4, 2018
Great quiz man. Once again, you preform so well in your quiz making. You really hit this one out of the park!