Sesame Seeds, Toasted
$7.25 – $19.60
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.
Mustard, Brown$7.25 – $19.60
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.
Coriander$7.25 – $19.60
Coriander is one of the world’s oldest spices and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It is reported that coriander can sooth the stomach and that coriander tea might give colicky babies some relief.
Coriander has a citrusy flavor. Use in curry, meat, fish, and chili recipes. For a little kick of flavor, add coriander to cream cheese and cottage cheese or rub on fresh pork before roasting.
Cinnamon ~ Indonesian Cassia$8.00 – $21.60
The Greek poet, Sappho, referenced Cassia in 7th century B.C. Though not the “true” Cinnamon, Cassia (also called Chinese Cinnamon) is often sold as Cinnamon in the U.S., where it’s preferred for its strong, spicy and lingering flavor.
Use in both sweet and strong savory dishes: candies, baked goods, meats, preserves, curries, and hot beverages. Cassia, with its intense aromatic qualities and taste, is the popular choice for Cinnamon Rolls.
La Kama$10.25 – $27.70
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.
Hand blended in small batches with: turmeric, ginger, white pepper, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg, and allspice.
Fenugreek$7.50 – $20.25
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.