#15 Chinese Five Spice
A fabulous spice with an interesting past, Chinese Five Spice is not your ordinary condiment, in the sense that it combines all five flavors of salty, sour, bitter, sweet and spicy. The five flavors come from including star anise, cloves, fennel seeds, cinnamon and Sichuan pepper. Perfect for Chinese cuisine, it is used in Asian duck and pork dishes, as well as for seasoning stew and fried foods. Chinese Five Spice is known to fulfill the nutritional requirements of five vital organs of the body- heart, lungs, liver, spleen and kidney. As you must have guessed by now, this condiment can be used singly to add a flavorful twist to any dish.