Top 10 Herbs & Spice Statistics for 2021 in the United States

Top 10 Herbs & Spice Statistics for 2021 in the United States

Herbs and spices are incredibly popular due to their ease of incorporating them in any dish or cooking method to simplify the process. Herbs and spices can be used at home to quickly prepare a delicious dish, but they can also help restaurants and small food shops perfectly season their menu items. So what does the herbs and spice market look like in the United States?

1. Herbs are made from a plant’s leaves while spices are made from other parts of the plant including the roots, seeds, bark, and buds.

2. Herbs and spices have grown due to more Americans cooking global cuisine at home,
such as Asian, Chinese, Indian, and Thai cuisine.

3. Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world. One small bowl of saffron can
cost upwards of $400. Vanilla is the second most expensive spice.

4. Turmeric powder has been found to help with various Alzheimer’s symptoms, at times
better than Alzheimer’s drugs.

5. Certain genes in humans will cause case the coriander herb to taste like soap.

6. Peppermint can help alleviate any nausea or upset stomachs caused by overeating.

7. Allspice is not a blend of many spices, it is a type of berry.

8. India makes up 75% of the global spice production

9. Fresh vanilla beans are quite bland with no aroma. It must be cured through an extensive process to release the distinct aroma and flavor we know it has.

10. Peppercorn is the single most common spice, hence its name “King of Spice”, however
paprika has gained an enormous amount of popularity all over the world.