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

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

Beau Monde seasoning is a trademarked spice blend manufactured by Spice Islands. This versatile seasoning combines savory elements with a touch of sweetness and is used to flavor breads, dips, sauces, seafood and vegetab... More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices

The most common use of saffron is culinary, but it is a rare, exotic spice that can cost as much as $10,000 a pound. Saffron is also a medicinal herb that is used to treat depression. It is also being studied as a cancer... More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices