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.


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.


Caraway Seeds

Caraway Seeds

A strong aromatic seed which works well on its own but it is also good mixed with paprika. Cooking pulses, cabbage and other members of the cabbage family with caraway seeds helps digestion.


Cardamom Pods

Cardamom Pods

Used as a flavoruing in food and drink preparation. Member of the ginger family. Used in Eastern and continental Europe in the preparation of pickles, soups, breads and biscuits. They can help stimulate the appetite and aid digestion.


Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

Obtained from grinding the smallest red chillies. Having a sweet taste but very hot, helps stimulate the digestion, circulation as well as being a disinfectant.