$8.00 – $25.60
Used for centuries in Mediterranean, African, Indian, and Indonesian cooking. The pepper, shaped like a black spike grows within a flower on a vine. It is said that Attila the Hun once asked for pay in Long Peppers.
A relative of the species piper nigrum, with a hotter earthy taste and sweet spicy overtones. Use as you would black pepper, but particularly good with artichokes, asparagus, and mushrooms. Try with sweet dishes, salads and BBQs.
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Turmeric$6.25 – $20.00
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 – $24.00
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.
Berbere$7.00 – $22.40
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.
Z’hug$6.50 – $20.80
This spicy seasoning from Yemen is common throughout the Middle East, usually served as a hot sauce for Falafels, Hummus, and Shawarma. Use as dry rub, seasoning or hot sauce: 1½T blend, jce 1 lime, ½C olive oil, 3 bunches Cilantro & 4 garlic cloves in food processor/blender.
Sumac$6.00 – $19.20
This spice comes from the dried berries of a native wild bush in the Mediterranean, and is traditionally added to North African, Middle Eastern, and Southern Mediterranean dishes.
Sprinkle over fish, poultry, salad dressings, rice, or even over raw onions to add a lemony flavor. As a souring agent, Sumac can be used to replace fresh squeezed lemon juice in many recipes.