Red pepper can refer to any variety of pepper that is red, whereas cayenne pepper is a specific type of red chile pepper. Crushed red pepper, commonly sold as a spice, is generally a blend of dried red bell peppers, cayenne, and ancho peppers.Know More
Cayenne pepper originated in the Cayenne region of French Guiana in South America. It has a distinct, slightly smoky flavor and a moderate spiciness compared to other chile peppers.
Bell peppers are relatively mild, while poblano chiles (called anchos when dried) are spicier. The seeds in crushed red pepper are often thought to give it extra spice, but it is the veins in the flesh of the pepper that have the most kick.Learn more in Herbs & Spices
Anise, or Pimpinella anisum, is an annual herb, meaning it requires yearly replanting. Meanwhile fennel, or Foeniculum vulgare azoricum, is a perrenial, regrowing naturally every year. Anise is a flowering, rooted herb producing licorice-flavored seeds, whereas fennel is a licorice-flavored herb with both bulb and seed producing root varieties.Full Answer >
The biggest difference between ground and rubbed sage is the spice's texture. Rubbed sage is created by rubbing the sage leaf into a light mix, and ground sage is made by grinding the leaf into a fine powder.Full Answer >
Anise oil is a pure essential oil that is extracted directly from the herb anise; anise extract is a small amount of that essential oil mixed with other ingredients to create a flavoring solution for recipes. Anise oil is much stronger than anise extract. Although both substances are used in cooking for flavor, anise oil is also used in aromatherapy and by natural healing practitioners.Full Answer >
Garlic salt and garlic powder have very different consistencies, since garlic powder has the texture of flour and garlic salt is much more coarse. Garlic powder is best used as a rub for meats because it blends in easily and has a more intense garlic flavor. Garlic powder is actually dehydrated, ground up garlic, making it very potent in smaller quantities, compared to garlic salt.Full Answer >