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Complete guide to herbs and spices

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Fresh vs. dried

Ever wondered what the difference is between fresh and dried spices? Although they may have the same flavour, dried herbs are more concentrated than fresh. Use this conversion chart as a guide to help you decide how much to use.

Spice/ Herb
Fresh
Dried/ Bottled
Basil ¼ cup (50 mL) chopped 1 tbsp (15 mL)
2 tbsp (30 ml) finely chopped 1 tsp (5 mL)
Dill 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped ¼ tsp (1 mL)
2 tbsp (30 ml) finely chopped 1 tsp (5 mL)
Garlic 2 cloves, minced 2 tsp  (10 mL) bottled chopped
4 cloves, minced 1 tbsp (15 mL) bottled minced
Ginger ¼ cup finely chopped 1 tbsp (15 mL) bottled minced
1 tbsp (15 mL) grated fresh 2 tsp (10 mL) bottled minced
Mint 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped ½ tsp (2 mL)
Rosemary 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped 2 tsp (10 mL) crumbled leaves
2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped 1 tbsp (15 mL) crumbled leaves
Sage ¼ cup (50 mL) finely minced 2 tsp (10 mL) crumbled
Thyme 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped 1 tsp (5 mL)
1 bunch 4 tbsp (60 mL)