They say that money makes the world go round. While that might just be true today, centuries ago, spices made the world go round. Spices used to be worth so much that people set about to conquer new territories in search for these flavor enhancers. Today, basic spices may not fetch so much in the market (although saffron will still cost you an arm and two legs), but they are used just as much in kitchens around the world.
So how much do you know about your spices? Take a look at the infographic we’ve prepared to help you become more than acquaintances with your spice rack.
Don’t you just love the Scoville Scale, which ranks peppers from all over the world depending on their spiciness (piquance, if you want to be technical)? And the winner is…Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper. With a name like that, I wouldn’t be surprised! But whether you like your food mildly spiced, or you want smoke coming out of your ears, there is a spice that will match your preferences perfectly.