Generally speaking ...

Spices are the bark, root, fruit, or berry of tropical perennial plants.

Herbs are the leaves of annual and perennial shrubs grown in the temperate zone.

Seeds are derived from annual plants and include anise, caraway, cardamom, celery, coriander, cumin (Comino), dill, fennel, mustard, poppy, and sesame.

Seasonings are blends of spices, herbs, seeds and/or salt and other flavors.

Dehydrated Vegetables consist of garlic, onion, bell peppers, and parsley.

... but all are usually referred to as spices.

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