Simple Measurement Conversions For Spices

How much ground spice to use if a recipe only gives measurements for whole spice? Use these easy conversions

Spices

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STAR ANISE
1 star anise = 1/2 tsp anise or fennel seed

CINNAMON
3 inches cinnamon stick = 1 tsp ground

CLOVE
3 whole cloves = 1/4 tsp ground

GARLIC
1 garlic clove = 1/8 tsp ground

TURMERIC
In most recipes, equivalent measures of curry powder are acceptable.

VANILLA
1 inch vanilla bean = 1 tsp extract

GINGER
1 inch ginger = 1 tbsp grated or chopped

All conversions are subjective to different recipes and taste.

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