Herbs that are bright, even in color and not wilting are mostly used for storing. Storing them with stems down in a tall glass of water and then loosely cover with a plastic bag and refrigerate for 4 to 6 days. Some of the woodier fresh herbs – like rosemary and thyme – should be wrapped in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator. Replacing of old herbs regularly should be done for getting maximum flavor. One can usually substitute 1 tbsp of fresh herbs for 1 tsp of dried herbs, but always check the recipe for substitution instructions.
Reseller should know that fresh and dried herbs can add new flavors and aromas to one’s cooking without added fat, sodium or calories.
What are the varieties of herbs that bulk herb suppliers must know?
Bulk herb suppliers or resellers must know the prominent varieties of herbs present in the market as mentioned below:
Basil comes in many varieties which is a strongly flavored herb. It tastes like a combination of licorice and cloves. Basil can be used in various dishes and cuisines, including pasta sauces and pesto as well. Fresh basil has more flavor than dried herbs. It is popular in Mediterranean cooking. Generally tomatoes and basil go great together as in this Tomato Salad and Basil Vinaigrette.
Cilantro also known as coriander has a strong fragrance that is sometimes described as “soapy”. This herb goes well with spicy foods. Cilantro is used in various dishes like salsas, stir-fries, Sweet Chili Tofu Stir-Fry,curries etc. Cilantro should be added right before serving the dish for best flavor. Coriander seeds are the dried fruit of the plant and are used in a lot of Asian cooking.
Oregano known as wild marjoram because of its stronger, more pungent flavour and aroma. Dried oregano is a good substitute for fresh. Oregano goes well in tomato-based dishes, including pizza sauces, and meats. It works very well with the flavors of various types of vegetables. Try oregano in Mediterranean Zucchini and Eggplant.
Parsley is a slightly peppery, fresh-flavored herb used to season many different dishes, and is often used as a garnish. Flat leaf of parsley or Italian parsley provides more flavor than curly parsley. Dried parsley does not have the same intense flavor as the fresh one, so use fresh whenever possible.
There are many other different herbs which can be used in cooking.
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