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Dried herbs-ground or flakes (leaves)

2house67's picture

Does anyone know the difference between a dried powdered herb vs a dried flakes herb, eg rosemary powder vs rosemary leaves.

Josie
GretchenTHEFIRST's picture

To the best of my knowledge, (post #71613, reply #1 of 4)

To the best of my knowledge, the powdered is just the leaves that has been rubbed to a fine powder.  I do it in my hand sometimes with sage.  I don't really like to use powdered herbs usually.

2house67's picture

Dried herbs (post #71613, reply #2 of 4)

Thanks for your  comment.   I always use the flakes but my daughter claims that the  powdered is milder.  I will experiment.

Josie
2house67's picture

Dried herbs (post #71613, reply #3 of 4)

Thanks for your  comment.   I always use the flakes but my daughter claims that the  powdered is milder.  I will experiment.

Josie
GretchenTHEFIRST's picture

It would lose its strength (post #71613, reply #4 of 4)

It would lose its strength pretty quickly, I'd think, so it needs to be very fresh--actually doing it yourself with a mortar and pestle or a grinder. I think the leaves are easier to control amounts also, and distribute the flavor.