Africa

Spices in Africa

The ancient Egyptians used different spices for flavouring food, cosmetics and embalming their dead as early as 3500 BC, while 1555 BC Egyptian papyri classifies coriander, fennel, juniper, cumin, garlic and thyme as health-giving spices. Records also show labourers on the Great Pyramid of Cheops consumed onion and garlic as a means to promote health. Africa remained a gateway for spice trade between Europe and Asia for centuries.

Across the continent, native spices are entwined with folklore, legend and cultural diversity, often combined with flavours from historical Arabic, Portuguese, French and British influence. 

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    There would be no Mediterranean cuisine without basil. It refines and adds a special note to salads, sauces, meat and fish dishes. It tastes...

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    There would be no Mediterranean cuisine without basil. It refines and adds a special note to salads, sauces, meat and fish dishes. It tastes...

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    Dried rosebuds have a lovely soft fragrance and a fine aroma. Delicious to enhance the flavour of desserts and North-African dishes. Can also be...

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    Dried camomile has light antiseptic properties, and has a calming and relaxing effect. It also soothes stomach and intestinal cramps.

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    Used to add flavour to sauerkraut, tajines and cheeses. Improves the digestion of cabbage, legume and bean dishes.

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    Used to add flavour to sauerkraut, tajines and cheeses. Improves the digestion of cabbage, legume and bean dishes.

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    Very perfumed flavour. Used in stews, meat dishes, curries and meat marinades. Also used in sweet dishes with fruit (apples, pears or rhubarb) and...

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    Very perfumed flavour. Used in stews, meat dishes, curries and meat marinades. Also used in sweet dishes with fruit (apples, pears or rhubarb) and...

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