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.


Chinese 5 Spice

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.


Aniseed Star

Aniseed Star

Used extensively in Oriental cookery, it yields a distinctive aniseed flavour. It is best to dry roast it before grinding.


Arrowroot

Arrowroot

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.


Basil

Basil

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.


Bay Leaves

Bay Leaves

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

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 Onion Seeds

Black Onion Seeds

Used to flavour bread dough or as a bread topping.


Black Peppercorns

Black Peppercorns

Delicious aromatic spice which adds flavour to all savoury dishes.


Bouquet Garni

Bouquet Garni

A blend of aromatic herbs to flavour stews, stocks and soups


Cajun Spice

Cajun Spice

Main spice used in Cajun Cuisine in rice based dishes and stews.