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Top 10 Spices Every Kitchen Needs!

Top 10 Spices

Every Kitchen Needs!


If you are just moved out, new to cooking, a student in their dorm room or a gourmet chef, you will love to have these spices in your kitchen! Here at Those Nature People Herb Haus, we have had a lot of our customers suggest that we sell bulk of specific spices or have nothing but great easy recipes for us to use!

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This is a list of our customers top 10 spices that every kitchen needs and some reasons why or what they could be used for!

Crack some fresh pepper over any simple savory recipe and add a spicy zest! Black pepper pairs well with turmeric and activates the curcumin in turmeric with is said to have all the nutrients!

Flavor: sharp, pungent, spicy

2. Garlic

Great for flavoring meats, vegetables, sauces, potatoes, curries and more! Garlic is well known for helping some fight off sickness, cold symptoms, coughs, infections and more!

Flavor: strong, pungent, heated - start with a small amount!

Great for flavoring meats, vegetables, sauces, potatoes, curries and more! If you have a simple sugar cookie recipe you can spice it up a bit with a dash of ginger, cinnamon and allspice! Mmmm!

Flavor: may be hot, zesty, warm, spicy, strong

Great for baked goods, topping off hot teas, spicing apple cider, adding to applesauce, making your own apple pie spice blend, spicing up fruit and more!

Flavor: sweet, spicy - often referred to the taste of Grannie's warm apple pie.

Great for flavoring meats, topping off deviled eggs, flavoring stews, spicing up a stir fry and more! We also carry smoked HOT and smoked SWEET paprika powders!! Whoa!

Flavor: relative to chili pepper, sweeter pepper

The dried aromatic fruit of a West Indian tree, used whole or ground as a culinary spice. Great for stews, meat marinades, pickling, cakes, cookies and more!

Flavor: Pungent and fragrant - often referred to the taste of mixed cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg

Great for flavoring rice, flavoring sauces, Mexican dishes, cheese dishes, soups, stews and more!

Flavor: warm, "balsamic" and pungent - a dash will do ya! ;)

Great for flavoring taco meat, curries, fajita dishes, bean soup, vegetable dishes and more!

Flavor: earthy, spicy, warm - main ingredient in most taco seasonings!

Great for flavoring rice, curries, salsa, used in taco seasoning and more! This is one of the World's most popular spices known for its great health benefits and often used for pain relief! DIYers love to use this powder as makeup coloring, color powder for dying cloth and even natural body products!

Flavor: slight bitter, pungent when raw, mild as powder

10. Basil

A great fragrant herb that is great for a traditional spaghetti sauce, Italian dishes, Asian dishes, flavoring soups, flavoring stews, vegetables, pasta, meat dishes, sauces, meats and more!

Pairs well with: tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, peppermint, lemon

Flavor: peppery, slightly sweet, aromatic


A little bit of these spices can make a meal just that much better! Some may be used everyday and some may be saved for special occasions! These are the best spices we can come up with to help you have a great start to your spice cabinet!

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Thank you for reading!

-Those Nature People Herb Haus

Have a great week!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. We make no claim to their ability to treat or cure any medical condition. This product is not to replace the care of a doctor. This information is for informational purposes only and is not to be taken as medical advise. Consult with your doctor before starting any dietary supplements, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if any adverse effects occur.

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