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January 26, 2013

The Pantry Quiz #19

What spices turn food this bright yellow color?

What are they?

Three spices on The Perfect Pantry's spice rack can turn food a strong golden hue without imparting a strong flavor. One is a seed. One is a root. One is a stigma. What are they?

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Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have these ingredients in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: Peanuts and lentils are beans; walnuts are nuts; pine nuts, sesame seeds and rice are seeds.]

You can find most answers to The Pantry Quiz by using the search box at right, at the top of the page, to hunt for clues. Come back next Saturday for the answer to today's quiz question.

Comments

Annatto, turmeric and saffron?

Seed: annatto, root: turmeric, stigma: saffron.

Mustard (seed), Turmeric (root), Saffron (stigma)

I'm guessing saffron, turmeric, and asofoetida or however you spell that (last one is a big guess!)

Annatto seed, turmeric root and saffron! I don't have the first but I use the other two all the time.

saffron, tumeric, and not sure on the seed. Mustard seed imparts a strong flavor along with the color. Not familiar with annatto that others have listed.

Annatto, turmeric, saffron. I have all three. Recently I found whole fresh turmeric and used it in a healing turmeric/ginger tea -- What a revelation! Fresh is blatant! Annatto: The first time I got the seed, little bugs hatched out... took me a while to try again, and now I have some processed block for those annatto emergencies. And saffron? I have 'fear of saffron' so my lovely stash is rarely used, but treasured.

Annato, turmeric and saffron

Seed: Annatto is really more orange-red color so I am going with mustard here even though it has a strong flavor - so maybe/must be annatto...Root: Tumeric and saffron - the stigma!

Annatto-seed
Saffron-stigma
Turmeric-root

I've only got turmeric.

Finally one that I know and I have them all, (although I never use annatto, not sure why not.)

Annatto...seed (and I stick by my answer on the last quiz that walnut
is a seed)

Turmeric...root

Saffron...stigma

I have all three, though the annatto is in the form of a processed chunk.

I knew turmeric--though I learned that it is a root, thanks for that--and saffron and I have both. If gardeners can have life lists like birders do, I'd love to grow my own fall blooming crocus and harvest my own saffron.

Annatto is new to me, and mentally I associate the name with cheese . . . is it in cheese powder maybe?

Thanks for some mental stimulation on a snowy sleepy Saturday.

Annatto is what makes yellow cheddar yellow so I'll go with annatto, turmeric, and saffron.

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