Spices Testing Service Lab | Lotus Lab

Herbs are the leaves of certain plants that are used in cooking and for their medicinal properties. They are typically used fresh or dried and can be added to dishes to impart flavor, aroma, and sometimes color. Common culinary herbs include basil, parsley, cilantro, thyme, rosemary, and mint. Spices are derived from various parts of plants, including seeds, bark, roots, or dried fruits. They are known for their intense flavors and are used to season food, add heat, and enhance taste profiles. Spices are often ground or crushed before use. Examples of popular spices include cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, paprika, black pepper, and cloves.