Celery has different likes and dislikes, but very versatile

「Fun, Yummy, healthy!」
areUspicy is to convey the charm of spices.

Today is the story of Celery.

Origin is Southern Europe and Sweden. It is familiar celery with vegetables. Parts used in vegetables are leaves and stems, but the parts used as spices are divided into seeds (the pictures are not available for vegetable celery).
Like the leaves and stems of celery seeds, there are unique fragrances, odor and bittersweet.
In ancient Rome and Greece, it was used as a medicinal rather than as a vegetable. It is indeed painful for good medicine.

Well, although it’s efficient

  • Taste: pungent
  • Function: Heating body
  • Working: Diuretic action, Intestinal action, Treatment of eye inflammation, Sweating action, Treatment of bruise, Treatment of rheumatism
  • VIPAKA (taste after digestion): pungent
  • VPK analysis: increase Kapha

It is definitely medicine when you see efficacy. It is all-purpose.
In recent years, there are many productions in Shizuoka and Nagano etc, and vegetables familiar in Japan (although there was no recognition of spice), it was in the late 16th century that I came into Japan. It seems that Kiyoshi Kato was also called “Seiji carrot” because it brought back for fake carrot seed. In other countries, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, says, “If nerves are lost, you should eat celery and take medicine”.

It is celery compatible with tomato dish. Besides, it is good to use for dressing, stewed dishes and pickles.
So that makes it easy I made celery pickles (pickles?).
I mixed salt, clove, pepper, chili peppers in vinegar, soaked celery there.

If you do this, you can eat a bite.

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  • 味:辛味
  • 機能:体を温める
  • 働き:利尿作用、整腸作用、眼炎の治療、発汗作用、打撲の治療、リウマチの治療
  • VIPAKA(消化後の味):辛味
  • VPK分析:カパを上げる




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スパイスの形とその使い方を教えます!/I will show you the shape of spices and how to use them!


「Fun, Yummy, healthy!」
areUspicy is to convey the charm of spices.

Today, I am talking about the form of spice and how to use it.
First, as a shape for using spices,

  • whole
  • Powder
  • Rubbing
  • MIX

There are four types. Everyone, have you seen it? Have you used it?
Let’s explain each of the four shapes one by one!

Spiced prototype itself dried. Because it uses spice fruit and leaves, it is easy to image because it is the appearance of spice itself.
It is also called starter spice because it is often used at the beginning of cooking. It is hard to lose its fragrance and it is suitable for long-term preservation. Depending on things, it has one to several years. By using boiled food to be heated for a long time and fried oil together with the spice of the hall (it is a cooking method called tempalink), the fragrance shifts to the ingredients and complements the dishes, so fried vegetables and fried rice are also good Right.

Grinding holes in powder form. The fragrance is fast, but the strength is a little weak. It has a role to make it easier to incorporate the nutrition of spices into the body and to decorate the appearance.
It is common to use stewed dishes such as curry and stew, finish, accents for coloring and texture.

Grind the hole roughly. The fragrance is easy to stand. I often use it for preparing and cooking. Because fragrance is easy to stand, it can be handy when you take out the smell of meat and fish. Also, there is fun to taste the texture.

A blend of multiple spices. Use powder or rough meat.
Spice Use spicy characteristics (incense, taste, etc.) and use it when you want to give depth and depth to taste. Curry powder and others are representatives of mix spices. There are many mixed spices such as Goka powder and Elbudo Provence (this opportunity is another opportunity).



・ ホール
・ パウダー
・ 粗びき
・ ミックス






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スパイスのイメージって?/What is the image of spice?


「Fun, Yummy, healthy!」
areUspicy is to convey the charm of spices.

What is the image of spice?

What kind of image do you have with spice?
After all curry? Spicy? How do you use this? Does it seem high? Medicine-like?
Is it?
People who are involved with spices everyday and those who do not, the images that come to mind are different and they are interesting. Please let me know ^^

As a role of spice commonly said,

  • Better cooking (incense, coloring)
  • Add umami
  • Make food ingredients last longer
  • Eliminate smell of ingredients
  • Antibacterial action, prevention of food poisoning

It is that it is suggested on books, lectures and online.

I, there

  • To make human health
  • To make a person happy (not a strange meaning lol)
  • Excitate humans

I think that there is such an effect, so I would like to add it.

Why you ask?
After eating Spice cuisine,

  • Sweaty and stupid skies
  • The flight is going out
  • Body sharpness
  • I felt the gastrointestinal activity became active
  • I came up with something

And, in fact, I felt it!

Especially Southern Indian cuisine uses a lot of spices. The meal at the Ayurveda facility is the same vegan, spice dish as the patient. I am fond of meat and fried food but still I am delicious and eaten Vegan cuisine every day without getting tired, I think that the influence of spice is great, after all. On top of that it is tasty, furthermore, nutrition is also outstanding, so after all spices are attractive.





  • 料理を引き立てる(香、色付け)
  • うまみを加える
  • 食材を長持ちさせる
  • 食材の臭い消し
  • 抗菌作用、食中毒の防止



  • ヒトを健康にする
  • ヒトを幸せな気分にする(変な意味でなく笑)
  • ヒトをワクワクさせる



  • 汗をものスゴクかいたり
  • 便がもりもりだったり(笑)
  • 体がポカポカしたり
  • 胃腸が活発になった気がしたり
  • なんか元気出てきたり



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スパイスを分類しよう/Let’s classify spices

「Fun, Yummy, healthy!」
areUspicy is to convey the charm of spices.

Today, I am talking about spice attribute.

Not limited to spices, plants are divided into attributes and subjects.
If you try to identify it within the range you know,

Course Spice
Orchids Department Vanilla
Mulberry family hemp nuts
Poppidae Nen no kun
Ominaidae Marsh
Taconaceae Nioaden
Buttercup family Nigera
Family Family Caper
Iridaceae saffron
Dokudami Dokudomi
Tada family Sorel, tatara
Urushi Smack, Mango Powder
Nutmeg Mace Nutmeg, Mace
Asteraceae Tarragon, safflower
Gramineae Lemon grass
Solanaceae paprika, red pepper
Yuri Garlic, Chives
Famous family Allspice, cloves
Rubiaceae Gardenia
Legumiaceae Kanazu, Tamarindo, Fenugreek
Shikimi Department Star Anise
Camphoraceae Cinnamon, Cassia, Laurel, Sassafras
Brassicaceae Horseradish, Rucola, Wasabi, Watercress
Pepper family pepper, cuba, long pepper
Orchidaceae Sansho, pepper, curry leaf, cafe lime
Seriée Anise, Caraway, Cumin, Coriander, Charville, Dill, Parsley, Fennel, Asa Fetida, Ajo One, Celery
Ginger family cardamom, ginger, garangaru, grains of paradise
Labiatae oregano, sage, thyme, basil, marjoram, mint, rosemary, savory, shiso

Roughly introduced 30 weak subjects.
Unless you are a good expert, there is absolutely no need to remember all this, and you do not use it. However, important five attributes, if you remember it in conjunction with efficacy etc, can be useful when considering a combination of spices I will.

  • Crucifers
    • Many things that are exciting and pungent, they work to break down proteins
  • Seri
    • It has a unique strong scent, it works to prepare the mucosa of the stomach and small intestine
  • Ginger family
    • I have a strong scent
  • Labiatae
    • Featuring a refreshing feeling and aroma, it is mainly used for flowers and leaves
  • Pepper family
    • Featuring exhilarating scent and strong pungent character, fruits are used

When you know the classification, it seems that you can enjoy the combination more.




科目 スパイス
ラン科 バニラ
クワ科 麻の実
ケシ科 けしの実
オミナエシ科 マーシュ
タコノキ科 ニオイアダン
キンポウゲ科 ニゲラ
フウチョウソウ科 ケイパー
アヤメ科 サフラン
ドクダミ科 どくだみ
タデ科 ソレル、たで
ウルシ スマック、マンゴーパウダー
ニクズク科 ナツメッグ、メース
キク科 タラゴン、サフラワー
イネ科 レモングラス
ナス科 パプリカ、唐辛子
ユリ科 ガーリック、チャイブ
フトモモ科 オールスパイス、クローブ
アカネ科 くちなし
マメ科 かんぞう、タマリンド、フェネグリーク
シキミ科 スターアニス
クスノキ科 シナモン、カシア、ローレル、サッサフラス
アブラナ科 ホースラディッシュ、ルッコラ、わさび、クレソン
コショウ科 胡椒、クベバ、ロングペッパー
ミカン科 山椒、花椒、カレーリーフ、カフェライム
セリ科 アニス、キャラウェイ、クミン、コリアンダー、チャービル、ディル、パセリ、フェンネル、アサフェティダ、アジョワン、セロリー
ショウガ科 カルダモン、ショウガ、ガランガル、グレインズオブパラダイス
シソ科 オレガノ、セージ、タイム、バジル、マジョラム、ミント、ローズマリー、サボリー、しそ


  • アブラナ科
    • 刺激的で辛味を持つものが多く、たんぱく質を分解する働きをします
  • セリ科
    • 独特な強い香りを持ち、胃や小腸の粘膜を整える働きをします
  • ショウガ科
    • 強い香りを持ちます
  • シソ科
    • 清涼感のあり香りが特徴で、主に花・葉が使われます
  • コショウ科
    • 爽快な香りと強い辛味が特徴で、果実が使われます


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「スパイスの歴史」のご紹介/introduction to a book 「SPICES:A GLOBAL HISTORY」

「Fun, Yummy, healthy!」
areUspicy is to convey the charm of spices.

Today is an introduction to a book about spices.

Although I wrote articles on the history of spices and curry in several times, I felt like I wanted to know a bit more deeply and found a book that seemed good at looking.


Beginning with the introduction, a total of 5 chapters.

There are more than 100 kinds of spices, but in this book, we focus on 5 spices, and the history from ancient times, medieval to modern is spelled out.
With 5 spices,

is. areuspicy Spice dictionary has already appeared ^^

According to this book, in modern times, the use rate of spice is high in the UK. However, it is Italy that familiar with usage.
What a funny thing, many people have longing for spices, with the mind you want to get? Since it will happen until the war, it is a thing that fascinates people and the world.








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  • 味:辛味
  • 機能:体を温める
  • 働き:駆虫、鎮痙
  • VIPAKA(消化後の味):辛味
  • VPK分析:ヴァータ、カパを下げる



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You smell like Thyme

「Fun, Yummy, healthy!」
areUspicy is to convey the charm of spices.

Today is the story of Thyme.

The country of origin of Thyme is Europe. It is a plant that blooms white and pink flowers, the part to use as spice is leaves and flowers. When asked Thyme, is there something related to TIME? I think, Spelling is different from it Thyme. In Greek, thymon, it seems to be etymology to mean antiseptic.
The origin also seems to have been useful in ancient Greece. It seems that it was believed to raise human ability, it was a symbol of courage, boldness.
In ancient Thymes, it seems that “You smell like Thyme” was the best praise.

Well, although it’s efficient

  • Taste: pungent
  • Function: Heating body
  • Working: antispasmodic,carminative,antispasmodic
  • VIPAKA (taste after digestion): pungent
  • VPK analysis: decrease Vata,Kapha

Although it is often used for extermination and aroma, it has been used as fragrance of toothpaste with its fragrance, and it was also used as a medicine in the past. It has a very refreshing scent, so you can enjoy the fragrance by time alone. I felt like being close to incense for myself.

It is also good to use it with meat and fish dishes, soup and dressing. If you take a large amount, bitterness is better, so please use a small amount.

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カレーは文明開化とともに/Curry with civilization and enlightenment


「Fun, Yummy, healthy!」
areUspicy is to convey the charm of spices.

Today, curry is the story of with the civilization and enlightenment .

Curry is originally a dish of India. A lot of spices is eaten in daily life in India both now and in the past. It is a miso soup like that in Japan.
Once used to colonize India United Kingdom tells its curry to home country …

Well, the isolation that lasted nearly 200 years since 1633 is over Japan.
Civilization opening will occur by 明治維新Meiji Restoration. This opens the path of civilization, and the trade is done actively. Western culture and Oriental culture will enter Japan steadily and steadily. Meanwhile, in 1872, curry dishes were announced in the book 「西洋料理指南書」Western Cuisine Gyanan Book” and 「西洋料理通」Western Cuisine Tea.
However, UK introduced it as Western cuisine.

「西洋料理指南書」※ The picture is quoted
(I’d like to see the real thing, I would like to reproduce if the recipe is written.)

That’s why, the curry we eat on a daily basis is a Western curry.
In addition, in this style I think that we are curry.

It is curry and rice.
Japan with staple food as rice was curry rice because it was applied to rice when eating curry. Curry and rice is Japanese unique menu.
Certainly Indian curry and Western style curry have different curry and rice and are often bread.

Also, the unique thickening of curry and rice, this was also arranged by Japan.

  • The theory that it was to correspond to the shake of the ship when adopted in the menu of the British navy
  • The theory that it adopted the method of French cuisine which emphasizes sauce

(From Wikipedia)
There seems to be various theories, it is funny.

There are certainly solids. Because it placed emphasis there? Or is it difficult to obtain spices, spice is not used much for curry and rice?
I want to eat curry ^^









  • イギリス海軍のメニューに採用されたとき、船の揺れに対応するためだったという説
  • ソースを重視するフランス料理の手法を取り入れたからという説



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スパイスが日本へ到来した?/Did spice arrive in Japan?


「Fun, Yummy, healthy!」
areUspicy is to convey the charm of spices.

Today Did spice arrive in Japan? This is the story.

Apparently spice-like things came to Japan About the Nara period in the 8th century.
It is the story of modern times that the word spice spread. I wonder what he was told.

※ The picture is quoted

  • 古事記(Konjiki) compiled in 712, ginger, Japanese pepper, garlic
  • In 734 “東大寺正倉院書物(Todaiji Temple Shosoin Documents)”, sesame
  • In 934 “延喜式” is a cultivation method of garlic

In old books such as ginger, peppers and garlic are written.
And during the Emperor Shomu in 724-749,

  • pepper
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon

I know that these spices have already landed in Japan. Why do you understand such a thing? Although it is said that, in the thing of Shosoin in Todaiji which is also a world heritage,
And every spice came to Japan as a medicine.

※ The picture is quoted

It may be because traditional folklore, propagation is the original usage.After that, trade with China, the arrival of medieval Europeans, traveling to Southeast Asia, and shipping trade are thriving and spices other than those mentioned above will also enter Japan. There is still no word for “condiments” yet at this time. When peppers landed in Japan and their medicinal effects become apparent, they will spread quickly.

  • In the early 江戸初期, 徳五衛門 sold the Shichigi chilli at the present East Japan Bridge (Tokyo)
  • The term condiment spreads nationwide in the late 江戸後期

The origin of condiment is pepper. As for me, cinnamon and places that are not cloves are a regrettable place (the country of origin of chili is America). However, it is said that the origin of Shichigi chilli is a hint of Chinese Chinese herbal formulation.

As the answer to the title “The word spice has not come yet, but the entity has arrived”. Curry will appear at the same time as the word spice. The story of curry is now (^^♪





  • 712年に編纂された「古事記には」、生姜、山椒、ニンニク
  • 734年に「東大寺正倉院文書」には、胡麻
  • 934年に「延喜式」にはニンニクの栽培方法


  • コショウ
  • クローブ
  • シナモン




  • 江戸時代初期、徳五衛門が現在の東日本橋(東京)にて、七味唐辛子を売り出し
  • 江戸時代後期に薬味という言葉が全国に広がります



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