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Rosemary

Pungent and assertive, the needle-like leaves of this Mediterranean shrub give an unmistakable flavor. It blends well with citrus and is common in many Italian and French dishes. Try a chicken or fish fillet scattered with rosemary and topped with thin slices of orange and then broiled.

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ORIGIN: Spain


Price: $2.50/oz
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Saffron

It takes 75,000 blossoms or 225,000 hand-picked stigmas to make a single pound of saffron, which explains why it is the world’s most expensive spice. Find its delicate flavor in puddings, ice cream, festive breads and cookies, fragrant rice pilafs, paellas, and risottos. One or two strands are a delight in green tea or hot milk.

ALL AMOUNTS OF SAFFRON ARE SOLD IN GRAMS AND NOT OUNCES.
$15 /  1/2  GRAMM

Medicinal: Calming and mood boosting, and has been studied as an herbal anti-depressant. Also helps hormone issues like menopause and PMS. Use in tiny quantities.

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Origin: Iran


Price: $15.00/oz
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Saffron, Spanish (Grade AAA)

It takes 75,000 blossoms or 225,000 hand-picked stigmas to make a single pound of saffron, which explains why it is the world’s most expensive spice. Find its delicate flavor in puddings, ice cream, festive breads and cookies, fragrant rice pilafs, paellas, and risottos. One or two strands are a delight in green tea or hot milk.

ALL AMOUNTS OF SAFFRON ARE SOLD IN GRAMS AND NOT OUNCES.
$34.99 / 1 GRAM

Medicinal: Calming and mood boosting, and has been studied as an herbal anti-depressant. Also helps hormone issues like menopause and PMS. Use in tiny quantities.

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Origin: Spain


Price: $34.99/oz
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Sarsaparilla root

Sarsaparilla drinks feature widely in American popular culture, In recent times, sarsaparilla is sometimes considered to be a type of root beer.

Sarsaparilla is not readily available in most countries, although many pubs and most major supermarket chains in the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Australia stock sarsaparilla-flavored soft drinks, and sarsaparilla remains available in the United Kingdom as a legacy of the temperance movement. Australian sarsaparilla has a different flavor from American root beer or sarsaparilla.

Price: $3.50/oz
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Sassafras Bark

Sassafras leaves are an important ingredient in some distinct foods of the United States. It is the main ingredient in traditional root beer and sassafras root tea, and ground leaves of sassafras are a distinctive additive in Louisiana Creole cuisine (see the article on filé powder, and a common thickening and flavoring agent in gumbo).

 

Sassafras leaves and flowers have also been used in salads, and to flavor fats or cure meats.

Medicinal properties: Numerous Native American tribes used the leaves of sassafras to treat wounds by rubbing the leaves directly into a wound and used different parts of the plant for many medicinal purposes such as treating acne, urinary disorders, and sicknesses that increased body temperature, such as high fevers.

 

Price: $8.00/oz
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Sassafras Leaves (File powder)

Sassafras leaves are an important ingredient in some distinct foods of the United States. It is the main ingredient in traditional root beer and sassafras root tea, and ground leaves of sassafras are a distinctive additive in Louisiana Creole cuisine (see the article on filé powder, and a common thickening and flavoring agent in gumbo).

 

Sassafras leaves and flowers have also been used in salads, and to flavor fats or cure meats.

Medicinal properties: Numerous Native American tribes used the leaves of sassafras to treat wounds by rubbing the leaves directly into a wound and used different parts of the plant for many medicinal purposes such as treating acne, urinary disorders, and sicknesses that increased body temperature, such as high fevers.

 

Price: $3.50/oz
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Sumac (Turkey)

This ground reddish berry has a pleasant melange of sour, sweet and bitter flavors. Added to yogurt for a dip, dusted on grilled fish or mixed in with rice, sumac will give a fruit and sour flavor similar to lemon. Sprinkle liberally on a bowl of hummus for authentic color and taste.

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ORIGIN: Turkey


Price: $2.25/oz
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Sumac, Syria

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ORIGIN: Syria


Price: $3.00/oz
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Tarragon

Among cooks, this herb is popularly associated with vinegar and fish. Its anise-like character is particularly suited to both, use the leaves fresh in salads, as garnishes, or in such classic applications as remoulade sauce, tartar sauce, béarnaise sauce, French dressing, and veal Marengo. In general, don’t add this herb with a heavy hand, and avoid bringing out its bitter side by cooking it too long.

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MEDICINAL: stimulate the appetite, relieve flatulence and colic, and cure rheumatism.

ORIGIN: USA


Price: $4.00/oz
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Thyme, France

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.

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ORIGIN: France


Price: $2.75/oz
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Thyme, Morocco

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.

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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.

ORIGIN: Morocco


Price: $2.00/oz
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Tomato Powder

Spray-dried tomatoes that have been turned into a fine powder. The rich tomato flavor of this powder can be used to make tomato juices, sauces, and pastes.

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ORIGIN: USA


Price: $2.50/oz
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Turmeric

This ground relative of ginger gives curry powder its rich yellow color. With a musty base flavor it combines classically with Indian lentil and vegetable dishes. Try it in rice cooked in coconut milk for a vibrant, full-flavored side dish.

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ORIGIN: India


Price: $2.00/oz
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Vanilla Bean, Madagascar

 

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.

 

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MEDICINAL: Believed to cure impotence.
ORIGIN: Indonesia
We sell the Vanilla Bean by the strand.


Price: $10.00/oz
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Vanilla Paste, Madagascar Bourbon

 

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.

This Vanilla comes in a paste format, which consists of Vanilla beans, sugar, bourbon and gum arabica. It can be used as a substitute to vanilla extract or can be put directly on top of desserts, such as ice cream or cupcakes…or eat straight out of the jar…simply delicious.

 

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MEDICINAL: Believed to cure impotence.
ORIGIN: Indonesia
We sell the Vanilla Bean by the strand.


Price: $30.00
Price: $25.00/oz
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Wasabi Green

As one of the most prized crops from Japan, the pungent flavor of Wasabi lends itself to a great range of culinary uses.

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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.

ORIGIN: Japan


Price: $1.75/oz
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Wasabi White

As one of the most prized crops from Japan, the pungent flavor of Wasabi lends itself to a great range of culinary uses.

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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.

ORIGIN: Japan


Price: $1.75/oz
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