Condiment Herbs and Spices



As commonly used, the term “herb” is not restricted to the botanical definition. Herbs are widely recognized as a broad class of plants, generally associated with growth in the temperate zone, that are useful for flavor, aromatic, dye, or medicinal purposes. The Chinese and other cultures have used herbs medicinally for thousands of years, and the practice continues. Savory herbs have aromatic properties and are utilized principally as flavoring agents.


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Selected References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vegetable CropsUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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