What's the Difference Between Herbs and Spices?


Hey Friends,


The last few weeks have been great! It feels so good to be back in the centre working with clients after a 15 week hiatus! At this time we are operating appointment only services and have a brand new website www.alkalinewellnesscentre.ca where you can book directly with ease.


On a personal note I am well underway with my 6 Week Fitness Challenge with coaching from my Personal Trainer Fontaine of @lunges_and_leggings_ I have been pushing my body with her expertise and already feel stronger. Now it is just to see the difference, which I’ve been told takes more than 2 weeks lol!


In new insta news, I have a new weekly series where I will be sharing my favorite herbs and spices and a few recipes that I love to spice up your life!


Do you know the difference between Herbs and Spices?


Well, all herbs and spices come from plants, and often herbs and spices can even come from the same plant but herbs and spices are not the same thing.


Herbs are the green leafy part of the plant, think sage, basil, rosemary, parsley, oregano and thyme, but can also be the flowers of the plant like chives.


Spices however are made from the seed, fruit, stem and root of the plant, that have been dried, ground and crushed.


Some plants are both herbs and spices like cilantro (also known as coriander for my UK friends) and Dill, where the leaves are the herbs and the seeds are the spice.


There are of course whole spices like allspice berries, cloves and cinnamon sticks. They retain their flavor much longer than herbs or ground spices and I love to add them to my Moringa Loose Leaf Tea.


I am really excited to share how herbs and spices compliment one another despite their differences. Their rich, bold flavors and aromas jazz up any dish and keep me plant powered and enjoying nutrient rich meals.


Sasha ❤🦋


Tenacious Butterfly

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