The tiny threads of the saffron crocus are tediously plucked, piled and dried.
Commonly seen in flat-leaf and curly varieties used as a garnish, flavoring or salad component, such as in the cracked wheat salad called tabbouleh.
Oregano is a perennial which grows up to two feet tall.
There are 13-18 different species of Mint or Mintha, as it is called in Greek.
Milder flavored relative of onions and garlic, the white stalk of this widely cultivated plant is prized by gourmets for its taste and is most often used in cooked dishes.
The feathery leaves of this plant are used in Scandinavian and Eastern European cuisines, while the stronger flavored seeds are used for pickling.
Dried inner bark of a tropical evergreen typically used to spice winter foods. Also believed to have healthful properties.
Distinctively flavored leaves of the coriander plant used in Asian and Latin cuisines.