$4.25 – $14.25
Black Mustard, though very similar to Brown Mustard, comes from a different plant — the Brassica Nigra. The seeds are very flavorful, but have almost no aroma. Black Mustard is thought to be the seed of which Jesus spoke.
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La Kama$6.50 – $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.
Chinese Five Spice$6.50 – $21.00
This classic Chinese blend combines the flavors of sweet, salty, sour, bitter and pungent, to nourish and satisfy. Some say the name refers to the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – needed to restore balance. Use as dry rub for chicken, pork, duck, or seafood. Add to stir fries or soups, rice dishes and marinades.
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.
Sea Salt, Kala Namak (Black Salt)$5.50 – $8.00
Popularly called “black salt,” this Indian mineral salt has a pinkish-grey color and a sulfurous taste. Commonly used in Indian cuisine as a condiment and as an ingredient in raitas, chaats, and chutneys.
Kaffir Lime Leaf$6.50 – $22.50
Native to South Asia, and popular in Thai, Lao, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine. Try in chili and soup recipes. Tip: helps keep the odor in check when steaming snails.