Slide show: Guide to herbs and spices
Fresh thyme
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Herbs are fragrant leaves of plants that grow in temperate climates. Herbs, such as thyme, can be used fresh or dried. Spices are seeds, fruits, roots, buds, stems or bark of plants and trees. They're typically dried.

Herbs and spices can boost flavor and lessen the need for salt in many recipes. Some herbs and spices may even provide health benefits because they're good sources of antioxidants.

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