Chiltepin, also called chile tepin, is a wild chili pepper that grows in parts of Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. It is sometimes called the “mother of all peppers,” because it is thought to be the oldest form in the Capsicum annuum species.The Wild Chile Botanical Area in the Coronado National Forest near Tucson, Arizona, has the largest population of chiltepin peppers north of Mexico. This pepper is also the state native pepper of Texas. Tepin peppers, nicknamed “bird’s eye” peppers, rank high in heat level. Some chile enthusiasts argue that the Tepin is hotter than the habanero or Red Savina habañero pepper. This pepper is round or slightly oval and about 3/8 inch in width. “Tepin” comes from the Nahuatl Mexican word meaning “flea” because of its smallness. In 1995, Texans named the Jalapeño pepper the official pepper of the state of Texas, but just two years later, the Tepin took reign as the official native pepper of Texas.Tepins can be extremely hot, measuring between 100,000 and 250,000 Scoville Units. In Mexico, the heat of the Chiltepine is called arrebatado (“rapid” or “violent”), which implies that although the heat is intense, it diminishes quickly.
We’ve rounded up all the basics needed to keep your kitchen cooking! This set is a splendid introduction to our quality spices – once you taste these, you’ll never buy “off the shelf” again!
This is a great way way to stock or replenish your kitchen, especially those items that have been sitting way too long. Spices and salts have a shelf life and ours are the freshest you can find.
This Gift Set is the perfect housewarming gift and is also appreciated by chefs of all levels. As a hostess gift, birthday gift,bridal shower gift – you name it – The Spice Station Starter Set will be appreciated by all.
- Pacific Natural Sea Salt
- India Black Peppercorns
- Spanish Paprika
- Dill Weed
Thyme tastes delicately green with a faint clove aftertaste, Leaves and sprigs are used in salads as garnishes and most famously in clam chowder, bouquets garnis, and French, Creole, and Cajun cuisines. Thyme works well with veal, lamb, beef, poultry, fish & poultry.
MEDICINAL: Thyme warms and stimulates the lungs, expels mucus, and relieves congestion. It also helps deter bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. Both constituents thymol and carvacrol have a relaxing effect upon the gastrointestinal tract's smooth muscles.
An exotic infusion of all natural cane sugar and tropical coconut, essential cane coconut sugar is a sweet treat with the lush aroma and flavor of fresh coconuts. Reminiscent of the flavor of pina coladas, this coconut sugar is a delicious as a drink rimmer, on top of fresh fruit, or sprinkled over sweet barbecue glazed ribs or grilled prawns.
Bulk Uses: Dessert Toppings - Ice Cream Bars - Manufacturing - Sugar Bulk Bars - Baking - Drink Rimmer - Restaurants - Catering - Main Dishes - Salads – Grilling
This Mexican cocoa-based spice mix is easy to use for making that special mole sauce for Chicken. Key notes are chocolate, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, coriander and 6 types of chillies, from cascabels to new mex. Mild to medium hot.
It is often described as having a smokey, ‘raisin-like’ taste, used in mushroom sauces, and eggplant. It’s less spicy than many other chile peppers, but provides a more lasting build of heat. Traditionally used in meat dishes but try it sprinkled on steamed vegetables for an added kick. Because of its fruity overtones, it is becoming popular in to use in sweet
dishes in North America.
A French curry that is traditionally blended with onions and shallots before being added to dishes, but can be used on its own. Vadouvan is similar to a traditional yellow curry but blended with cloves and curry leaves giving it its unique flavor.
Next to saffron and cardamom, vanilla is the worlds next most expensive spice. Vanilla’s mellow fragrance enhances a variety of sweet dishes: puddings, cakes, custards, creams, soufflés and, of course, ice cream. Classic examples include crème caramel, peach Melba and apple Charlotte. Sold by the bean.
MEDICINAL: Believed to cure impotence.
We sell the Vanilla Bean by the strand.
Tahitian vanilla beans and real cane sugar are blended to create a sweet, rich flavor that is the perfect addition to hot tea, coffee, cookies and desserts, fruit and much more. Essential cane vanilla bean sugar has a delicate texture and full flavor which make it a beautiful and easy addition to a wide-range of dishes and recipes.
Bulk Uses: Coffee Bars - Dessert Toppings - Ice Cream Bars - Manufacturing - Sugar Bulk Bars - Baking - Drink Rimmer - Restaurants - Catering - Main Dishes - Salads
This is where the Fusion Sea Salt dream began! The delicious final product is a wonderful addition to gravy and sauces, and its rich, deep color makes it a visually stunning finishing salt. It also serves as further proof that many great ideas form over a glass of wine.
As one of the most prized crops from Japan, the pungent flavor of Wasabi lends itself to a great range of culinary uses.
MEDICINAL: Kills a number of different types of cancer cells, reduces the possibility of getting blood clots, encourages the bodies own defenses to discard cells that have started to mutate, and acts as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent against food poisons.