Spices factsCuisine quiz
What is the name of that plant, which fruit and leaves are widely used in Southeast Asian cuisine? Papeda.
Mauritius papeda is a citrus fruit native to tropical Asia. Its rind and crushed leaves emit an intense citrus fragrance, and are used in many Southeast Asian cuisines such as Thai, Lao, Cambodian and Vietnamese. The plant is also used in perfumery, and in some countries in traditional medicine.
What is Baharat? Spice mix.
Bahārāt is a spice mixture or blend used in Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine. Bahārāt is the Arabic word for 'spices'. The mixture of finely ground spices is often used to season lamb, fish, chicken, beef, and soups and may be used as a condiment.
Where did the name Maggi's spice come from? Surname of the inventor of the spice.
Maggi is an international brand of spices, instant soups and pasta, which were created in Switzerland at the end of the 19th century. The company was founded in Switzerland in 1884, when Julius Maggi took over the father's mill and developed a unique recipe for these spices. Maggi was acquired by Nestlé in 1947.
Where is saffron crocus most abundant in the wild? Nowhere.
The saffron crocus is a triploid that is incapable of independent sexual reproduction — all propagation is via manual "divide-and-set" of a starter clone. It may have emerged via plant breeding in late Bronze-Age Crete.
Where was the ketchup invented? In China.
In the 17th century, the Chinese mixed a concoction of pickled fish and spices and called it kôe-chiap meaning the brine of pickled fish. By the early 18th century, the table sauce had arrived in the Malay states, where English colonists first tasted it. The Malaysian-Malay word for the sauce was kecap.That word evolved into the English word "ketchup".