Some products are really very similar to each other, but you should still be able to distinguish them. After all, many spices or vegetables have a completely different taste and are used in different ways. We will cover the most popular products that we usually tend to confuse.
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Cinnamon and cassia
Most commercial ground cinnamon you can find in stores is actually cassia. Sometimes it can be a mixture of cassia and cinnamon. They are completely different spices. When they are crushed, it is very difficult to see the difference between them.
Real cinnamon contains many thin sticks that roll up in a telescopic shape to create a perfect circle. Her color is warmer and more tanned. Real cinnamon has a sweet taste.
Cassia sticks roll up into scrolls and are thicker. The color is reddish-brown, the taste is bitter.
Parsley and cilantro
They are very similar in appearance as they come from the same botanical family. One is actually a completely different herb.
Parsley and cilantro / Photo by 5-Minute Crafts
Baking soda and baking powder
Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a chemical compound that needs to be activated with acid and liquid to make baked goods rise.
Baking powder also contains sodium bicarbonate, but also contains acid. Only liquid should be added to it.