Herbs de provence
Herbs de provence
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Herbs de Provence for a hint of French countryside
Herbs de Provence, also known in Dutch as 'Provençaalse kruiden', are used not only for their taste but also for their scent. With a pinch of herbs you can imagine yourself in the French countryside. The spice mix consists of herbs that are characteristic of Provencal, Mediterranean cuisine. You use it mainly in French dishes. These herbs are especially abundant in the South of France. There, their use has become so common that people don't talk about 'Herbes de provence', but simply about 'Herbes', or herbs. You, too, can easily get this herb mix in your own home by ordering it from us online. You can buy it in a package of 500 grams or 2 kilos.
What do the Herbs of Provence consist of?
Herbs de Provence has no fixed composition. The ingredients may vary from region to region or from cook to cook. However, there are four herbs that serve as a basis and are almost always present in the herb mixes. These are thyme, marjoram, rosemary and savory. Savory is a small, spicy plant with a spicy flavour. It is often used in combination with beans, capuchins and lentils. Its taste is related to that of thyme. Other commonly seen herbs in the mix are oregano, basil, parsley and sage. There are also Provencal herbal mixes containing lavender. The mix you can order online here consists of basil, rosemary, thyme, marjoran, oregano, pepper and parsley.
The difference between Herbs de Provence and Italian herbs
Herbs de Provence and Italian herbs are very similar.That is why it is not surprising that they are often confused. Italian herbs also include thyme, marjoran and rosemary. In most cases, savory is lacking. Instead you almost always find oregano and sage in Italian herbs.
What do you use Provencal herbs for?
Herbs de Provence can be used for many different dishes. This aromatic spice combination has been used in meat stews ever since it was created. Especially in combination with meat cooked in a red wine sauce, the spice mix tastes optimal. You can also add it to vegetables, salads or baked potatoes. Or mix the herbs with a marinade or sauce to give it a Mediterranean touch. Moreover, Herbs de Provence are the herbs par excellence for the barbecue. Together with a powerful extra virgin olive oil these herbs form a delicious dip for a baguette.
Nutritional values per 100 grams
|of which saturated fatty acids||2,2 gram|
|of which sugars||1,2 gram|
- UsageDepending on application.
- Ingredientsbasil, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, oregano, pepper, parsley
- Country of originThe Netherlands
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