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  • allspice berries whole

    Allspice Berries Whole

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    Allspice Berries Whole

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    Also known as pimento, the Allspice Berry imparts flavours reminiscent of cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves with a hint of pepper. Allspice is a single small berry from the Jamaican bayberry tree. It is the dried unripe fruit which has a brown colour. Its heavy sweetness lends allspice a great deal of versatility. It is key ingredient of Caribbean cuisine. It also contains essential oils with anti-microbial components and health benefits.

    The Spice People carry these allspice products; allspice whole berries and allspice ground berries.

    SKU: B0001
    $3.45
  • barberries

    Barberries Dried Whole

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    Barberries Dried Whole

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    Barberries are an important ingredient in Iranian cookery, and you’re most likely to find them in a Persian or Moroccan restaurant. Increasingly, they are now available to purchase as a dried product. Barberries keep very well and rehydrate within 10 minutes and can be added to slow cooked dishes or rice pilafs. Traditionally, they were highly valued for their high pectin levels and used extensively in jam and jelly making. Barberries have a wonderful tart lemon tangy flavour which adds zest and tartness to any dish and their vibrant red colour gives a warm hue and richness to dishes.

    SKU: C02928
    $13.99
  • porcini mushrooms

    Dried Porcini Mushrooms

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    Dried Porcini Mushrooms

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    Porcini mushrooms are a wild and meaty mushroom with a rich taste and woodsy flavor. These mushrooms actually produce their best flavour when dried. Premium Select Grade Dried Porcini mushrooms from Italy have a concentrated flavour and aroma that is excellent in risotto, soups, and stews. They are a famous and particularly delicious mushroom due to the nutty, rich, and woodsy flavour, popularly used in gourmet dishes. They also have a high protein content, great as a meat substitute for vegetarian dishes.

    SKU: A00004
    $4.99
  • juniper berries whole

    Juniper Berries

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    Juniper Berries

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    Juniper Berries are obtained from the small evergreen juniper tree. The dried berries have a dark blue colour, fresh spicy tart flavour, and pine aroma. Juniper has a special affinity with venison and other robust game meats. Used in European cuisine.

    SKU: B0056
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  • saffron threads whole

    Saffron Threads Whole

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    Saffron Threads Whole

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    Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice by weight. Saffron threads are the stigmas of a low-growing, purple-flowered crocus. Each flower produces only three threads, which must be picked and sorted by hand. It is also used for its slightly woody and sweeter floral aroma, colour and medicinal properties. Saffron’s golden color can be imitated by cheaper spices such as safflower and turmeric, but its rich and delicate flavor is unable to be imitated. It is highly valuable and has been used to colour and flavour dishes in a variety of cuisines, including Indian dishes such as saffron rice and biryani, Spanish dishes such as paella, Italian risottos and French bouillabaisse, as well as a range of other recipes including breads, seafood dishes and soups.

    SKU: A00001
    $7.50
  • rose petals

    Rose Petals

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    Rose Petals

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    Rose petals are widely used in Iranian, South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, both in savoury and sweet dishes. Rose water can be extracted from the petals and is used in many dishes to add a subtle floral hint. Rose petals have also been incorporated into many English desserts, chefs such as Heston Blumenthal have incorporated rose petals into many traditional English dishes to add a new delicate twist.

    SKU: B00941
    $3.45
  • hibiscus flower

    Hibiscus Flowers

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    Hibiscus Flowers

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    Hibiscus is a small flowering plant, which grows in tropical regions. The flowers are colourful and trumpet shaped. Dried petals are bright pink and have a sweet and pomegranate like flavour.

    SKU: B005121
    $3.45
  • Kaffir Lime

    Kaffir Lime Powder

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    Kaffir Lime Powder

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    Kaffir lime leaves are similar to bay leaves, but with a shiny green colour and a strong lime flavour and pungent aroma. They are a key ingredient in Thai and other Asian cuisines.

     

    SKU: B0058
    $3.45
  • lavender flower buds

    Lavender Flower Buds

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    Lavender Flower Buds

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    English Lavender is a member of the mint family. It has a floral sweet and slightly citrus flavour. Dried lavender buds are used to add colour and flavour to many savoury and sweet dishes. It is used in baked goods or as a garnish. Also, it is key ingredient in our Herbs de Provence blend.

    SKU: B0059
    $3.45
  • star anise whole

    Star Anise Whole

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    Star Anise Whole

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    Star Anise whole also known as Chinese anise, native from the southwest China and used in Chinese and southeast Asian cuisines as Vietnamese cooking. Star anise, is a star shaped fruit that is considered an essential ingredient in Chinese duck and pork recipes. Its liquorice-like flavour is similar to that of aniseed and fennel. It has a slightly stronger flavour and aroma than the regular anise and it has the similar sweet and licorice flavour as the Spanish anise seed. Due to its beautiful star shaped form with eight points and deep dark reddish brown hue, it is an attractive garnish. It has a sweet warm, clovey, liquorice flavour and deep aroma. Used to add flavour to tea, soups, stir fries and curries, while the ground star anise is a dominant ingredient in Chinese five-spice powder.

    SKU: B0103
    $3.45
  • limes dried whole

    Limes Dried Whole

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    Limes Dried Whole

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    Limes Dried Whole are limes picked at their ripest and dried to lock in maximum flavour and aroma. Dried limes are light-tan to brown in colour and are strongly flavoured. They taste sour and citrusy like a lime but they also taste earthy and somewhat smoky and lack the sweetness of fresh limes. Because they are preserved they also have a slightly bitter, fermented flavour, but the bitter accents are mainly concentrated in the lime’s outer skin and seeds. These are commonly used in Middle Eastern Cooking to counteract yet compliment the warm spices used in Middle Eastern dishes.

    Country of Origin:

    Iran

    Other names or spelling :

    Dried Lemons, Dried Limes, Loomi, Oman Lemons. Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia

    SKU: B00592
    $3.45
  • vanilla bean whole

    Vanilla Bean Whole

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    Vanilla Bean Whole

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    The vanilla bean, or pod, is the long slender fruit of the vanilla orchid. Each pod contains thousands of seeds. It is one of the most expensive spices due to its complex and long curing process, particularly due to the orchid only flowering once per year. Vanilla beans are used in most of the world’s cuisines. The dried pods are crinkly, black and oily. They are the purest and most potent form of vanilla and can be reused to steep in liquid until losing their flavour, or the seeds inside can be scraped out and the pod discarded. It has a floral aroma and a smooth caramel flavour. The best beans are air dried to a moisture content of 22-  25%.

    Other products are: vanilla bean pure extract and vanilla sugar.

    SKU: A00002
    $7.50
  • allspice berries ground

    Allspice Berries Ground

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    Allspice Berries Ground

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    Also known as pimento, the allspice berry imparts flavours reminiscent of cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves with a hint of pepper. Allspice is a single small berry from the Jamaican bayberry tree. It is the dried unripe fruit which has a brown colour, which is ground to produce an easy to use powder. Its heavy sweetness lends allspice a great deal of versatility. It is a key ingredient of Caribbean cuisine. It also contains essential oils with anti-microbial components and health benefits.

    The Spice People carry these allspice products: allspice whole berries and allspice ground berries.

    SKU: B0002
    $3.45
  • liquorice roots

    Licorice Roots

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    Licorice Roots

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    Liquorice, a rhizome of a plant and ancient herb has a very sweet and anise flavour and considered a versatile ingredient. Liquorice is popular in Italy and Spain in its natural form as a mouth freshener. It is also excellent when combined with anise, vanilla and cinnamon to poach stone fruits. In Asian countries, it is often an ingredient in Chinese master stocks. Also, it is used due to its health and medicinal properties.

    SKU: B00601
    $3.45