What is ?
is different than traditional or more commonly known as “ ” and THIS IS USED DIFFERENTLY! So, let’s address: “What is ?” Well, isn’t 100% accurate regarding its name. It’s commonly grown in and and well as in, you guessed it, Mexico. In fact, is in a completely different family than . At first, comparing them side by side you get a clear picture of their similarities, but the more you compare them their differences start to stand out.
How do you use this ?
In the past, a mortar and pestle were used to grind them up, this process released additional flavors that would have otherwise laid dormant. This doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a grinding stone. Take this and rub it between your hands prior to adding it to your dishes to brighten up the bit more.
It’s profile can be described as an intense peppery, grassy and earthy . These commonly compliments beans, heavy , tacos, , and burritos. If you live in an area where you can grow your own , we would recommend you dry the out before using it on a .
Many and cuisine. We also find it a great addition to cuisines from other cultures including South American and dishes. call for this and chances are if you’ve ever eaten , you’ve had this too. is commonly used in
A common that uses is Carnitas. It’s also a great addition to Mole sauce, , or .
This is sold in many different forms from whole to completely ground. We don’t think it matters which one you go with, the profiles are the same. You can always buy it whole if you’re not sure what form you need and grind it to the form that fits for your .
What if you don’t have any (and you’re waiting on your order to ship), what can you use? A couple substitutes that would be a decent replacement would be:
1. : This is an easy substitute for due to the fact that it has a similar earthy, , and floral . We recommend replacing equal parts.
2. : What if you don’t have ? Equal parts of work almost as well. Although the lack of notes are prevalent, you can fix this by adding a dash of coriander or a spritz of lime.
So what is Traditional ?
“True you taste. Turkish , , and Italian are all subspecies of the true original, and each are a little different! ” is native to most Mediterranean countries and can also be found in most temperate climates in western and southwestern Europe and Asia. True can have a slightly sweet with bitter and peppery notes not unlike mint. Some of the additional and notes can vary depending on the specific area or type of
Can you substitute traditional with ?
Although these two types of have a common name, they don’t share much else including profiles. They’re actually from entirely different species too which contributes to their distinct differences.
Being that comes from the same family as mint, you can catch some of those minty undertones in this Italian and Mediterranean . That being said, the pairs perfectly with dishes from those areas such as pizza, , and a variety of .
and style foods. and salsas often have this because it pairs beautifully with a spicy Chile , , and of course tacos. has lemon and flavors with an occasional undertone of . This profile is a more appropriate pairing with
Personally, I don’t use Mexican and interchangeably for the same reason I don’t swap thyme for : They’re just not the same, even if they do taste a little similar. (If you’re without , however, true is better than nothing, but , a citrusy relative, works even better.)
- naringenin. Naringenin is a bioflavonoid that can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and even Alzheimers. contains
- The also contains cirsimaritin and can help to prevent the storage of fat. Though we wouldn’t recommend it as a weight loss supplement on it’s own.
- Quercetin can also be found in it which have antivirus properties.
- It contains catechin, which is used to treat hepatitis.
Where can you buy ?
You can buy it right here! But why should you buy it from us instead of heading to your local Mexican grocery store (if you’re lucky enough to live near one)? We’ve curated the freshest herbs and spices including . Typically what you buy from the shelves of your grocery store has been heavily processed and sat in a warehouse for quite some time drying out and aging which can impact the quality and the . With our spices and herbs, you don’t get that. You get fresh ready to use.
How do you store it?
Store , just like you’d store any other in your cabinet. We recommend keeping it in a cool, dry place, in an airtight container and it will last for months or even years.
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