Spice Category:

Pungent

Baharat

Baharat

Arabic (Middle Eastern) Spice Blend Flavour: Similar to Garam Masala, yet not spicy. Ingredients: *Basic– Nutmeg, cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, paprika, coriander, black pepper. The beautiful array of herbs and spices of Baharat differ based on the region where it...

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Horseradish

Horseradish

Armoracia rusticana Origin: Western Asia and Southeastern Europe. Flavour: Spicy, pungent, intense, sweetness. Uses: Sauce, garnish, condiment, beverages. Dishes: Chinese beef with horseradish and ginger, Asian chicken with sesame and horseradish, salmon with...

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Clove

Clove

Syzygium aromaticum Origin: Indonesia Flavour: Warm and pungent, fragrant, sweet and bitter. Uses: Curry, marinade, baked goods, mulled beverages. Dishes: Chicha morada (Peruvian drink), jollof rice, Zanzibar pilau, plantain in coconut milk, North African meatballs,...

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Bay leaf

Bay leaf

Laurus nobilis Origin: Mexico, Indonesia, the Caribbean and California. Flavour: Sharp, pungent, and bitter. When dried the fragrance is almost floral and herbal. Uses: Garam Masala, bouquet garni, tea, savoury dishes, essential oil. Dishes: Beef stew, biryani,...

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Asafoetida

Asafoetida

Ferula assa- foetida Origin: Native to Iran and Afghanistan.*also known as “devil's dung” or “food for the devils” Flavour: A combination of onion and garlic. *The strong and pungent smell dissipates when added during the cooking process. Uses: Savoury dishes. A...

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Allspice/Pimento

Allspice/Pimento

Pimenta dioica Origin: Central America, Greater Antilles and Southern Mexico. Flavour: A combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Uses: Jamaican cuisine, Caribbean cuisine, Mexican cuisine and Middle Eastern cuisine. Dishes: Jerk chicken, jerk pork, curry...

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Brown Mustard

Brown Mustard

Brassica juncea Origin: First in the Indus Valley, an Indian subcontinent. Flavour: Sharp, pungent and hot. Uses: Mostly as a condiment, soup, sauce, salad dressing. Dishes: Chicken, pork, soup, potatoes, potato salad, dip, devilled eggs, steak. Compliments: Dill,...

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