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The diversity of South Tyrolean herbs

Herb mixtures and spices

Large quantities of herbs and spices are cultivated in South Tyrol/Südtirol. They also include dried flowers. The herbs and spices you can buy include lemon balm, bergamot, caraway, lovage, oregano, marjoram, rosemary, sage, marigolds, cornflowers, peppermint, mallow, basil etc. You will also find spices such as thyme, dill, tarragon, hyssop and fennel. The herbs are not only available separately; you can also buy herb mixtures. Whether relaxing or stimulating, various herb mixtures are available as required.

Herb or spice?

Herbs are classified as plants with special uses. All herbs are plants, but not all plants are herbs. Herbs include for example all plants whose parts are used as food. Depending on the herb, you can use the leaves, stalks, flowers or roots. Herbs are usually also aromatic.
Spices, on the other hand, are the seeds, fruits, bark or roots of certain plants with a characteristic aroma and taste. They are therefore used as seasoning, to promote digestion or to improve the taste of food.

More space for herbs and spices

Whether to alleviate the stress of modern living or to take us back to our roots: herbs and spices have again found a place in our everyday lives. Herbs and spices are important for our diet and quality of life. Herbs and spices can be used in a wide variety of ways: both in the kitchen to spice up meals and as herbal mixtures. Herbs also help beautify and preserve the countryside.