$8.00 – $11.50
This powdered gum resin is used in Indian cooking. It has a foul smell, but when cooked it takes on an onion/garlic/leek flavor. Known as food of the Gods, it is also said to aid with digestion.
Asafoetida (Hing) is often used as an onion/garlic substitute in Indian dishes. Use sparingly–a little goes a long way. This blend uses Fenugreek as a processing agent rather than the more commonly found wheat.
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La Kama$7.00 – $21.00
La Kama meaning “the bed” in Darija is the most common spice blend used in Moroccan cooking. Credited by some as originating in Tangiers, its aromatic sweet and warming flavor can be found in a multitude of dishes throughout the Barbary Coast and Middle East.
Use as a dry rub; in marinades, curries, and soups; or with lentils, couscous, rice or other grains.
Berbere$7.00 – $21.00
This fiery spice blend is used in many Ethiopian dishes. Builds a powerful curry sauce and doubles as a rub on meats and vegetables. Great addition to a Bloody Mary, sweet potato and cob corn.
Turmeric$6.25 – $18.75
A member of the Ginger family, this bright yellow powder is also known as Indian Saffron. It is the spice that gives Curry Powder its distinctive color. Recent research suggests that Turmeric may have medicinal properties.
Use in curries, pickles, relish, salads, fish, chicken, eggs, and rice. Try some mixed in with your tuna salad or deviled eggs for a little change. Pairs well with prepared mustard.
Cinnamon ~ Saigon Cassia$7.50 – $22.50
Saigon Cinnamon (aka Vietnamese Cinnamon) is the strongest and sweetest species of Cinnamon available. Ours is freshly milled from organically grown quills to get the most intense flavor possible. Holds up to Vietnamese Pho and full-flavor meats; makes a great addition to yogurt; or ratchet up your baking with this powerful, nearly hot cinnamon flavor.
- Add 1-2 tsp Saigon Cinnamon to 1 cup Straus Family Organic yogurt.
Galangal$6.00 – $19.50
While used for centuries as a culinary spice, Galangal root was also used in folk magic. It was believed that chewing the root and spitting on the courtroom floor was the way to win a court case.
A relative of Ginger, Galangal has a strong citrus flavor with a peppery hot finish. Use in Thai soups and curries. It can also be finely chopped and pounded for use in pastes and teas.