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Blogs of Merissa Lombardo

Merissa Lombardo

Hi, I’m Merissa Lombardo the R&D Manager for Hela Spice North America. Over the years at Hela Spice, I’ve been able to work with many food categories and help our customers make their conceptualizations a reality. Food has always been about family and sharing, as I’ve grown into my career, I’ve been able to learn so much and grow my passion for food. I’m excited to be sharing these learnings with an audience of my fellow peers.

29 April 2024

Beyond Curry: Creative Uses for Turmeric, Cumin, and More

Curry is a popular spice blend known for its dynamic and bold flavour profile. It usually consists of turmeric, cumin, ground coriander, clove, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and ginger. Read More

22 April 2024

From Ancient Roots to Modern Kitchens: The...

Nowadays, we have a wide array of spices at our fingertips, so much so that the selection seems almost unremarkable. Read More

15 April 2024

7 Plant-Based Food Trends to Look Out for in...

In 2024, every North American food producer needs to be paying attention to trends in the plant-based industry. Read More

26 March 2024

Spice Spotlight: Everything You Need to Know...

There is no spice more prized (or more expensive) than saffron. Read More

19 March 2024

Curry Powder vs. Garam Masala: What’s the...

The recipes for beloved Indian dishes or Indian-inspired food products almost always call for one of these spice blends: curry powder or garam masala. Read More

12 March 2024

18 Herbs and Spices That Season Lobster to...

With its delicate and sweet taste, fresh lobster can almost stand on its own. Read More

27 February 2024

Top Spices Around the World: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has grown, harvested, and traded various spices throughout the centuries. Read More


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