Week of June 6, 2022
Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County
National Herbs and Spices Day
June 10 is National Herbs and Spices Day. Avid gardeners know that herbs and spices lend excellence to food, add nutrients to our diet, and are easy to grow.
Herbs are those flavorful leaves we add to dishes while spices are the seeds. Take cilantro as an example. The leaves are chopped, minced, or added whole to salsas, dips, soups, and salads. The seeds, known as coriander, can be harvested and used whole, or ground into a fine powder. Both the leaves and seeds come from the cilantro plant, but the leaves are considered an herb and the seeds a spice.