Celery Seed is a popular spice in European and North American foods and beverages. The seeds are used in fresh tomato juices, chicken soups, pickles, salad dressings, cole slaw, breads, and meats. Cooking tends
to reduce its bitterness and enhance its sweetness. Pairs well with chicken, turmeric, sage, cumin, soy sauce, ginger, and vinegar.
One of the staples of classic French cooking. Along with chives, tarragon and parsley, it is used as an aromatic seasoning blend called “Fines Herbes.” Most frequently it is used to flavor eggs, fish, chicken and light sauces and dressings. It also combines well with mild cheeses and is a tasty addition to herb butters.
Cloves can easily overpower a dish, particularly when ground, so only a few need be used. Whole cloves are often used to “stud” hams and pork, pushing the tapered end into the meat like a nail. The flavor of Worcestershire sauce and often aromatize rice with only few cloves.
MEDICINAL: Believed to curb the desire for alcohol and treat indigestion, diarrhea, hernia, and ringworm.
The cocoa beans used for this product are grown organically in the Dominican Republic. This hi-fat powder contains no alkali, making it less soluble. Ideal for cakes, cookies, puddings, shakes. Enjoy the taste of natural cocoa!
ORIGIN: Doinican Republic
A new version of our Royal Mahogany for a richer, vibrant red-dark brown color. It has a more alkalized taste than the regular Royal Mahogany, yet it is not as alkalized as the black cocoas. This hi-fat powder is ideal for ice creams, puddings, dark cake mixes, chocolate drinks, or just anything with a rich chocolate taste, and you will simply love the taste and the color.
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic
Grated coconut can be roasted with lentils, cumin, few grains of rice, fenugreek, and red chillies. It is then ground into a fine paste, added to the vegetables and tamarind broth, and then cooked to make sambar, a vegetable stew or chowder based on a broth made with tamarind and toovar dal, and is very popular in the cooking of southern regions of India.
Coriander is a characteristic of Arab cookery, being common with lamb, kid and meat stuffings. It is often used in stews and soups. They blend well with smoked meats and game and feature in traditional English black pudding recipes and Italian mortadella sausage.
MEDICINAL:Used as a stomach soother for both adults and
colicky babies. It is generally beneficial to the nervous
Cubeb berries are a “red” alternative to black pepper, bitter, peppery, and pungent, with traces of camphor and nutmeg in their aroma. They go well with meat, cheese and vegetable dishes.
MEDICINAL: Considered a carminative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, and antiseptic. It has often been used in the treatment of gonorrhea. Cubeb berry has been shown to be effective in easing the symptoms of chronic bronchitis.
One of the most common flavors in Indian and Latin cuisine, this seed is pungent, sharp and definitely unmistakable. Tex-Mex cuisine is lost without it, and your homemade taco seasonings almost always have a large dose included. Try toasting the seeds and adding them to breads, or whip up your favorite curry recipe with our extra fresh supply. Our Classic
Hummus recipe is a great introduction to cumin.
Dill is mainly used in pickling, but is also used in courts-bouillons and sauces for fish, pickled salmon, casseroles and soups. It is also used on cakes and breads, particularly in rye breads, the way caraway
is used. Perfect with chilled, raw vegetable dishes as well.
MEDICINAL: Dill tea is recommended to overcome
One of the more delicate leaf herbs found, dill makes sense with lighter cuisine. Dill weed should have a rich green color, never gray or brown. Try it dusted on fish fillets or added to vegetable sauces and chowder, but be sure to add this herb just prior to serving as heat will deteriorate the fine flavor. Perfect with chilled, raw vegetable dishes as well.
MEDICINAL: Dill tea is recommended to overcome insomnia.
Epazote characterizes the taste of Mayan cuisine in the Yucatan and Guatemala. Used epazote in soups, and meats and especially to enhance huitlacoche, mushrooms, bean- and chile-based foods such as refried beans (frijoles refritos), frijoles negros, moles, or rice and beans.
MEDICINAL: Helps prevent flatulence.
Fennel pollen enhances the flavors of seafood to beef; poultry to pork to vegetables, fennel pollen is that secret ingredient. No matter what you use it on, the mysterious taste – neither like fennel seed nor anise, and a bit like curry – fennel pollen will add another flavor dimension. Hand collected from wild fennel growing on the coastal and inland fields of sun-drenched California.
Fennel yields both a herb and a spice. It is used especially as a court bouillon for poaching fish and seafood. Flavors breads, cakes and confectionery. An ingredient of Chinese Five Spices and of some curry powders. Several liqueurs are flavored with fennel, including fennouillette, akvavit, gin and absinthe.
MEDICINAL: Used as a wash for eyestrain and irritations.
Sold in bunches, fenugreek has very small leaves and is used in salads or to flavour meat and vegetarian dishes. Discard the bitter stalks. Native to Asia and southern Europe.
MEDICINAL: A digestive aid, it reduces the sugar level of the blood and is used in diabetes in conjunction with insulin. It also lowers blood
pressure, relieves congestion, reduces inflammation and fights infection.
The major use of fenugreek is in curry powders, figuring in many mixtures, especially vindaloo and the hot curries of Sri Lanka. Chutneys and pickles incorporate it as it gives a tangy aroma to vegetables.
MEDICINAL: A digestive aid, it reduces the sugar
level of the blood and is used in diabetes in
conjunction with insulin. It also lowers blood
pressure, relieves congestion, reduces
inflammation and fights infection.
Used in bread, pancakes, baking, muffins and as a healthy substitute for eggs in baking. Unlike ground flax seed, Whole flax seed is shelf stable and has a long shelf life of close to a year.
MEDICINAL: Help protect against heart disease, stabilize blood sugar levels for people with Diabetes and help against inflammation and arthritis.