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. More »

Rubbed sage is a crumbled form of dried sage leaves. Rubbed sage is coarser than ground sage, but they can be substituted for each other in recipes. More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices

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... More »

Certain types of sausages, spice blends and baked goods incorporate fennel seeds as a spice. Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines often make use of fennel seeds, which can work well in both sweet and savory foods. Beverages... More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices

Peppercorn is by far the most popular spice in the world. The second bestselling spice is commonly thought to be cumin or cinnamon, both commonly found in European and Asian dishes and spice mixes. More »

Some good spice dictionaries include a list of spices and their uses from and the herb and spice dictionary from Recipe 4 Living. The guide from includes pictures, while the dictionary f... More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices

Cinnamon is a common spice that comes from the innermost layer of the bark of trees belonging to the genus Cinnamomum. There are dozens of varieties of evergreen trees within the genus Cinnamomum that produce cinnamon st... More »