FRESH TO DRY HERB AND SPICE CONVERSION CHART

We've heard the benefits of dried herbs and spices over their fresh counterparts, whether it be long lasting, stronger flavours, easy to use and easy to store. But now you are probably wondering how much of a dried product should you actually use - how do you ensure the best flavour ratio when cooking. We've outlined the fresh to dry equivalents for most herbs and spices, so you need not wonder any more.

basil

Basil Dried
2 tablespoons of fresh chopped basil = 1 teaspoon of dried basil

Chipotle Chilli

Chipotle Chilli Powder
1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder = 1 chopped fresh chilli

Cinnamon

Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon = approx. a 3cm cinnamon quill

Cloves

Cloves Whole
1 teaspoon of whole cloves = 3/4 teaspoon of ground cloves

Coriander

Coriander Seeds
1 teaspoon of coriander seeds = 1 1/4 teaspoons of ground coriander

Cumin

Cumin Seeds
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds = 1 1/4 teaspoons of ground cumin

Fennel

Fennel Seeds
1 teaspoon of fennel seeds = 1 1/4 teaspoons of ground fennel

Garlic

Garlic Powder
1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder = 1 whole garlic clove

Ginger

Ground Ginger
1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger = 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger

Mustard Seeds Brown

Mustard Seeds - Brown
1 teaspoon mustard seeds = 1½ teaspoons ground mustard

Onion Powder

Onion Powder
1 teaspoon onion powder = 1 small onion

Oregano Dried

Oregano Dried
1 teaspoon of dried oregano = 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped oregano

Parsley

Parsley Dried
1 teaspoon of dried parsley = 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley

Black Peppercorns

Peppercorns Whole - Black
1 teaspoon peppercorns = 1 1/2 teaspoons ground pepper.

Rosemary

Rosemary Dried
1 teaspoon of dried rosemary = 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves

Sage

Sage Dried
1 teaspoon of dried sage = 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped sage

Turmeric

Turmeric Ground
1/8 teaspoon of ground turmeric = 1 tablespoon of grated fresh turmeric


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