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Changed on: 27.12.2017

Pepper (Piper nigrum)

Pepper (piper nigrum) has been cultivated for thousands of years. Its main countries of cultivation are Brazil, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

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Salt

Salt used to be a rare good in the past and equal to gold in value. Meanwhile, salt can be obtained everywhere and inexpensively. It still is the most popular spice and is also used to preserve food.
 

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Cinnamon and Coumarin

Some types of cinnamon contain coumarin, a fragrant compound that could damage the liver of particularly susceptible individuals even in small quantities. Cinnamon should be used very sparsely in food for smaller children.

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