This spice collection, geared for both the young and old, allows curious learners to see up-close what your tongue tastes in the world of spices. It includes an extensive Resource Guide (PDF format for easy download), which features fun facts and interesting folklore about each of the 19 whole spices and information on which spices go best with which meats. Packed with 19 unique whole spices including allspice, annatto, black peppercorns, caraway, celery, chia, cinnamon stick, cloves, coriander, cumino (cumin), fennel, juniper, licorice root, mustard seed, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, star anise, and thyme, each spice looks distinctly different using the naked eye and our digital microscopes. This surprising kit inspires students to “sniff” out more interesting details about how spices spice up our lives, invigorate our tastebuds, and create a cultural sense of place.
The cards are not included in the specimens collection kit. If you are interested in the cards as well, please see item Surprising Spices.