Herbs & Spices
Almost as old as the art of cooking is the practice of adding or enhancing taste or disguising poor flavours by adding, marinating or cooking food with herbs and spices resulting in spectacular explosions of fragrant delicacies. Besides adding umph to food they are also prized for their medicinal properties used to treat an endless list of ailments. We sell an infinite range of dried herbs and spices either whole or ground together with a variety of curry mixes and seasonings.
Chillies Hot Bird’d Eye
Extremely pungent and very, very hot. Use sparingly.
Chillies Hot Bird'd Eye
Strong tasting seeds related to the cumin family. Mainly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine to flavour breads, cakes and biscuits. When chewed they help freshen the breath and to cure indigestion.
Chinese 5 Spice
A mixture of ground spices consisting of ground star anise, Sichuan pepper, fennel seeds, cloves and cinnamon. Use sparingly as very pungent in flavour.
Star anise, Sichuan pepper, Fennel seeds, Cloves, Cinnamon
Used extensively in Oriental cookery, it yields a distinctive aniseed flavour. It is best to dry roast it before grinding.
Pure starch powder obtained from the roots of the Maranta tree native to Bermuda & West Indies. White & flavourless – used as a thickener in soups, sauces and creams. Replaces cornflour although gives a glossier finish and lighter texture.
Most known herb in the world. Sweet aroma marries well with tomato based dishes, vegetables and grains. Can act as a tonic for the nervous system and helps ease digestive complaints.
Having a strong spicy flavour, in cooking they are used to enhance the flavour of stocks, stews, soups and sauces. When made into an infusion, bay leaves may help relieve indigestion and a bloated stomach.
Black Mustard Seeds
Can be sprouted and the shoots are a fairly rich source of vitamin A & C. Add to cheese sandwiches or salads for a health boost.
Black Mustard Seeds
Delicious aromatic spice which adds flavour to all savoury dishes.