What Is the Equivalent of Whole to Ground Spices?


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The substitution ratios for spices vary according to the spice. For example, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon is equivalent to three inches of cinnamon stick, and one-eighth of a teaspoon of ground garlic substitutes for one garlic clove. Use one-fourth of a teaspoon ground cloves instead of three whole cloves.

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Substitute half a teaspoon of ground anise for one star anise. Two teaspoons of onion powder equal one-third of a cup of fresh, chopped onion.

When substituting dried, ground herbs for fresh, whole herbs, the ratio is more straightforward: use one-third of the amount. For example, use one teaspoon of dried basil instead of one tablespoon of fresh basil.

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