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Are there spices out there that have yet to be discovered?

Asked by mazingerz88 (26847points) March 3rd, 2019 from iPhone

I just read that cloves only grow in several countries like Indonesia and Bangladesh for example.

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zenvelo's avatar

Nope, no new spices. But there do seem to be new flavor combos being created. I just read about this:

Chefs embrace the spicy-herbal-citrusy hit of shichimi togarashi in everything from salad to seafood to cocktails.

Kardamom's avatar

As long as there are plant species, that have been yet to be discovered, or created (by cross pollination and grafting, or genetic manipulation) then yes.

elbanditoroso's avatar

How would we know? If they haven’t been discovered, then how would we know that they are there to be discovered?

Seems like a silly question, actually.

My guess is that there are things out there in nature that have not been identified. Whether they taste good is another story.

SmartAZ's avatar

Dictionary result for spice
noun: spice; plural noun: spices
an aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavor food, e.g., cloves, pepper, or mace.
“enjoy the taste and aroma of freshly ground spices”
flavoring, seasoning, herb; More
condiment, relish
“they use 21 different spices to make their curry powder”

A “spice” can be anything.

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