The Spice People’s video on releasing the essential oils in your spices

releasing essential oils

Learn the correct way of releasing the essential oils from your spices for maximum flavour from spice expert Liz Edgecombe.

When cooking with spices it is paramount to release their essential oils to ensure they are being used to their full potential for maximum flavor. This is particularly important when cooking with whole spices. This can be done in a variety of different ways such as grinding with a mortar and pestle or tempering gently with heat. Watch our informative video below for a step-by-step guide on how to correctly release the oils in your spices for full flavor impact!

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About Liz Edgecombe

Liz is our founder, dreamer & passionate spice evangelist. She is passionate about enriching life & does what she can to add that extra bit of spice to life.