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Jan 30, 2011 07:46 AM

spice substitutions

i need to substitute ground spices for any seed forms of the spice. what are the equivilents? i. e. 1 tsp corianders seeds = how much ground coriander? thanks.

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  1. I have read that the general ratio is 3 of seeds equals 1 of ground. Using that, a recipe calling for 1 tsp of whole coriander seeds would mean using 1/3 tsp of ground seeds. That said, whole seeds tend to retain more of their flavor than ground so I'd probably amp it up a bit and go closer to 2:1.