Spice Substitutions & Equivalents
Spice Conversion Rules of Thumb
When substituting dried herbs for fresh, use 1/3 the amount called for:
1 tablespoon fresh herb = 1 teaspoon dried herb
When substituting ground dried herbs for dried leaf herbs, use 1/2 the amount:
1 teaspoon dried leaf herb = 1/2 teaspoon ground dried herb
Don’t you hate it when you are in the middle of making a meal and discover you’re out of something?? Here are just a few of spice substitutions… You can find equivalents and spice substitutions on most of our product pages.
Cinnamon: 3 inches cinnamon stick = 1 teaspoon ground
Cloves: 3 whole cloves = 1/4 teaspoon ground
Garlic: 1 garlic clove = 1/8 teaspoon ground
Turmeric: In most recipes, an equivalent measure of curry powder is acceptable.
Vanilla: 1 inch vanilla bean = 1 teaspoon extract