Initial visibility: currently defaults to autocollapse
To set this template's initial visibility, the
|state= parameter may be used:
((Culinary herbs and spices|state=collapsed)) to show the template collapsed, i.e., hidden apart from its title bar
((Culinary herbs and spices|state=expanded)) to show the template expanded, i.e., fully visible
((Culinary herbs and spices|state=autocollapse))
- shows the template collapsed to the title bar if there is a
((sidebar)), or some other table on the page with the collapsible attribute
- shows the template in its expanded state if there are no other collapsible items on the page
|state= parameter in the template on this page is not set, the template's initial visibility is taken from the
|default= parameter in the Collapsible option template. For the template on this page, that currently evaluates to
How to manage this template's collapsible groups/sections option
- This template includes collapsible groups/sections. When it first appears, one of these groups/sections may be set to be visible ("expanded") while the others remain hidden ("collapsed") apart from their titlebars. To achieve this, include the parameter
|name where name is one of the following words that identify the groups/sections (omit any speech or quotation marks):
herbs, spices, mixtures, lists, related
- For example:
((Culinary herbs and 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
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
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.