Saffron:Are the pistils of the flowers of this name. The smell is rather strong, and its flavour is very intense, so you should use a small quantity of saffron. In our kitchen, it is used as a indispensable spice, we use it in different varieties of paella, also it is used for cooking different rices, meats and seafood.
To obtain a kilo of saffron, 250,000 flowers are needed. It is considered the most expensive spice in the world.
Cloves: Are used whole or ground. Whole it is used in stews, soups, sauces, marinades and pickles. It is used ground in bakery. It has a strong taste and smell. Clove oil is used to make soaps and cosmetics.
As mentioned on a previous occasion, the clove is good to neutralize odors, so puncture 5-6 cloves in half lemon and place it in the fridge, this will neutralize the odors of your fridge!!
Cumin: Whole seeds or powder, are used to flavour soups, sauces, stews, pies, meat or vegetables. With salt is used as a condiment in several Moroccan dishes. We leave you a recipe with cumin http://www.rsabater.com/es/nuestras-recetas/patatas-en-caldillo-de-malagon/
Its flavour is sweet, slightly reminiscent of anise, a bit spicy and very aromatic. It can be used in sweet and salty recipes. As a curiosity, if we boil a spoon of cumin per cup of water for 5 minutes and then we cover to let rest, we get a very digestive infusion.
Fennel: It is an aromatic herb used to prepare sauces. Fennel seeds are used to flavour stews and desserts and it is one of the most basic ingredients of perfumes and fragrances.
As a curiosity, we can say that the fruits of fennel are still one of the most popular remedies for ‘baby colic’.