Sesame Seeds, Toasted
$5.50 – $17.60
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 Asian and Middle Eastern dishes, salads, baked goods recipes, or sprinkle on steamed vegetables. Mix ground Toasted Sesame Seed with sea salt and use as a condiment.
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Fennel$5.50 – $17.60
Used for hundreds of years, fennel has been credited by some to increase the flow of milk in nursing mothers and aiding diets by calming hungry stomachs.
Fennel is best added at the end of cooking to preserve its flavor. Use in meat and vegetable dishes, starches and grains, sauces and herbed butter, salads, eggs, baked goods, and even beverages such as tea and wine.
Mustard, Brown$5.50 – $17.60
With its strong flavor, this dark yellow colored, Brown Mustard is used to make the popular Dijon Mustard. Use for pickling and add to sauces and salsa.
Smaller with more heat than Yellow Mustard Seeds, Brown Mustard Seeds are found in Asian and African dishes. Add a deep nutty flavor to vegetarian dishes, by first frying whole Brown Mustard Seeds in oil until a popping sound is heard.
Curry Leaf$5.50 – $17.60
The curry tree (Murraya koenigii) is native to India and Sri Lanka. The leaf of this tree, commonly known as Curry Leaf, also translated as “sweet neem leaf,” is a key ingredient to curry dishes.
Add to curries or to flavor Southeast Asian rice, vegetable, and meat dishes. [Curry Leaf]
Ginger$6.50 – $20.80
Due to its appearance, Ginger was originally referred to as Horn Root. Versatile enough to use in both sweet and savory dishes, ginger is known for its spicy, sweet, and warm flavor.
Use in savory sauces, curries, chutney, and stir fry as well as in cookies, cakes and other desserts. Often called for in Chinese, Caribbean and Japanese cuisine.
Chinese Five Spice$7.75 – $24.80
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. Hand blended in small batches with: cinnamon, star anise, fennel, Sichuan pepper, and clove.