Sesame Seeds, Hulled White
$4.25 – $14.25
Believed to be the first seasoning ever recorded, the Sesame Seed dates back to 3000 B.C. According to legend, Sesame Seeds were brought to America by the African Slaves and quickly became popular with Southern cooking.
Use in breads and other baked goods, spreads, candies, soups, salads, fish & poultry dishes, and stir fried vegetables.
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Fenugreek$5.75 – $19.50
Fenugreek was one of the ingredients used in early Egypt incense that emitted the holy smoke for embalming and purification ceremonies. It is now most commonly used in Thai and Indian cuisines.
Add to curries and chutneys. Use sparingly as over using can cause bitterness in food.
Peppercorn, Sichuan$5.50 – $21.00
A key ingredient in our Chinese Five Spice, Sichuan Peppercorns are also used in Nepali (Gurkha), Tibetan and Bhutanese cooking. Chowmein in Nepal is often served with a Sichuan Pepper sauce. Sichuan has lemon overtones and causes a tingling of the mouth when eaten.
Great in stir fries, sauces & combined with Chiles in Chinese dishes.
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.
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.
Mustard, Black$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.