Template:Herbs & spices

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Collapsed state[edit]

How to manage this template's visibility

  • Use {{Herbs & spices |state=collapsed}} to show this template in its collapsed (i.e. hidden) state.
Use {{Herbs & spices |state=expanded}} to show this template in its expanded (i.e. fully visible) state.
Use {{Herbs & spices |state=autocollapse}} to show this template in its collapsed state only if there is another template of the same type on the page.
  • Unless set otherwise (see the state parameter within the template's code), the template's default state is "autocollapse".

How to manage this template's collapsible groups/sections option

  • This template uses {{Navbox with collapsible groups}}. When it first appears, one of its groups/sections may be set to be visible ("expanded") while the others remain hidden apart from their titlebars ("collapsed"). To achieve this, include the parameter |group/section where group/section is one of the following names identifying the groups/sections (omit any speech or quote marks):
  • herbs, spices, mixtures, lists, related
  • For example: {{Herbs & spices |herbs}}


When placing this template on the article pages, please use the following guidelines:

  • Place the template below any taxonomic templates. E.G., the {{Capsicum cultivars}} template would go first on the Chili powder article.
  • If there is a related template, such as those listed below, the template that best reflects the contents of the article should go first. E.G. If the herb or spice primary use is medicinal, place the medicinal herb template first.

Guidelines for inclusion[edit]

When adding new ingredients to this template, please follow these guidelines:

  • This template should only include cooking ingredients which are added to food for flavor or to enhance existing flavors, and which may be used for that purpose in quantities with negligible nutritional value. Cooking ingredients refers to anything that may be applied on or cooked in food.
  • Commercial Herb and spice products should not be included in this list; please use the {{Commercial herbs & spices}} template. Prominent and widely distributed brand name products (such as Old Bay Seasoning) may also be included if there is a significant reason to do so. Please submit any such requests for community review on the talk page.
  • Flavored oils and butters should not be included in this list; please use the {{Fatsandoils}} template.
  • Marinades and related liquid flavorings should be included in the {{Marinades}} template.
  • Medicinal herbs that are not used for cooking purposes should not be added to this template, please use the {{Medicinal herbs & fungi}} template. Overlap of items listed in the two templates is allowed.

Guidelines for classification[edit]

For the purposes of this template, please use these guidelines for classification:

  • Herbs are the leafy parts of non-woody plants;
  • Spices are seeds, berries, bark or roots.