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 »

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

Nutmeg is a spice native to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. It is the seed of the nutmeg tree and found inside of a fruit. The seed is ground into spice for use in cooking. Nutmeg is most familiar in the West as the main... 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 »

Ingredients commonly found in pickling spice mix include allspice berries, black peppercorns, mustard seeds and coriander seeds. Pickling spice mix may contain red pepper flakes, coriander, ginger or bay leaves. Cinnamon... More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices