Spices, spices, seasonings

Spices, spices and condiments are not the same thing, although they are all used to change or give food a special taste and additional flavor. Directly to the spices include products of vegetable origin without impurities, such as pepper, cumin, basil, coriander, bay leaf, cinnamon. It is the spices that give the dish an additional flavor in combination with a sharp or bitter taste. 

Condiments are combinations of several ingredients (including spices). They are prepared in strict accordance with a particular recipe and compliance with the proportions. Famous seasonings: curry, adjika, tomato paste, hops-suneli. 

Spices include products of both vegetable and mineral origin, which affect the taste and consistency of the dish. These are starch, soda, salt, sugar, vinegar, citric acid, alcohol, yeast, gelatin.