Spices Whole and Ground

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  • Aijwan Seeds

    Aijwan Seeds

    £1.50 £1.50 (ex. VAT)
    Aijwan Seeds,lovage Seeds, Bishops Weed
  • Turmeric

    Turmeric

    £8.65 £8.65 (ex. VAT)
    (1)
    Vibrant, mild, golden spice
  • Juniper Berries

    Juniper Berries

    £1.99 £1.99 (ex. VAT)
    Aromatic mild berry imparts a distictive flavour
  • Aniseed

    Aniseed

    £2.00 £2.00 (ex. VAT)
    Aromatic brown seed that imparts a strong liquorice flavour
  • Beetroot Powder

    Beetroot Powder

    £1.80 £1.80 (ex. VAT)
    A rich dietary source with naturally occurring nitrates in a vibrant Pink powder.
  • Allspice Berries

    £1.50 £1.50 (ex. VAT)
    Allspice,Jamaica pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta, pimento, English pepper or newspice
  • Allspice Ground

    Allspice Ground

    £1.85 £1.85 (ex. VAT)
    Allspice,Jamaica pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta, pimento, English pepper or newspice
  • Aniseed Ground

    Aniseed Ground

    £1.75 £1.75 (ex. VAT)
    (1)
    Aromatic brown spice that imparts a strong liquorice flavour
  • Asafoetida

    Asafoetida

    £2.50 £2.50 (ex. VAT)
    Pungent tangy flavour
  • Caraway Ground

    Caraway Ground

    £1.94 £1.94 (ex. VAT)
    Caraway (Carum carvi), Meridian fennel, Persian cumin
  • Caraway Seed

    Caraway Seed

    £1.94 £1.94 (ex. VAT)
    Caraway (Carum carvi), Meridian fennel, Persian cumin
  • Cardamom Black Pods

    Cardamom Black Pods

    £2.80 £2.80 (ex. VAT)
    Black cardamom, also known as Hill cardamom,Bengal cardamom,Greater cardamom,Indian cardamom, Nepal cardamom, Winged cardamom, or brown cardamom
  • Cardamom Ground Green

    Cardamom Ground Green

    £2.20 £2.20 (ex. VAT)
    Green Cardamom native to the Middle East, North Africa, and Scandinavia
  • Cardamom Pods Green

    Cardamom Pods Green

    £2.50 £2.50 (ex. VAT)
    Green Cardamom native to the Middle East, North Africa, and Scandinavia
  • Cardamom Seed Green

    Cardamom Seed Green

    £2.50 £2.50 (ex. VAT)
    Green Cardamom native to the Middle East, North Africa, and Scandinavia
  • Cassia Bark

    Cassia Bark

    £2.70 £2.70 (ex. VAT)
    Cassia is often known as "cinnamon bark"
  • Cayenne Pepper

    Cayenne Pepper

    £1.50 £1.50 (ex. VAT)
    Also known as Guinea spice, Cow-horn pepper, Aleva, Bird pepper
  • Celery Seed

    Celery Seed

    £1.68 £1.68 (ex. VAT)
    Pungent aromatic seed with pain killing qualities
  • Chilli Bhut Jolokia

    Chilli Bhut Jolokia

    £3.00 £3.00 (ex. VAT)
    Extremely hot also called ghost chilli Skoville heat = 3000,000
  • Chilli Bird Eye

    Chilli Bird Eye

    £1.50 £1.50 (ex. VAT)
    Hot chilli, also known as Cayenne Skoville heat = 200,000
  • Chilli Crushed

    Chilli Crushed

    £2.80 £2.80 (ex. VAT)
    Standard mixed chilli Also known as Smoked Habenaro Skoville heat = 10,000
  • Chilli Habanero

    Chilli Habanero

    £2.00 £2.00 (ex. VAT)
    Hot Mexican Chilli Skoville heat = 200,000
  • Chilli Powder

    Chilli Powder

    £1.50 £1.50 (ex. VAT)
    Standard commonly used hot chilli powder Skoville heat = 10,000
  • Cloves

    Cloves

    £2.80 £2.80 (ex. VAT)
    Aromatic powerful but mild flavour
  • Cloves Ground

    Cloves Ground

    £2.90 £2.90 (ex. VAT)
    (1)
    Aromatic powerful but mild flavour
  • Cocoa Powder

    Cocoa Powder

    £2.60 £2.60 (ex. VAT)
    Cocoa, Koko, kakoa, Chocolate powder.
  • Coriander Ground

    Coriander Ground

    £1.15 £1.15 (ex. VAT)
    Also Known as chines Parsley, Cilantro, and Dahnia
  • Coriander Seeds

    Coriander Seeds

    £1.15 £1.15 (ex. VAT)
    Also Known as chines Parsley, Cilantro, and Dahnia
  • Cumin Ground

    Cumin Ground

    £1.40 £1.40 (ex. VAT)
    Also Known as Jeera, Zeera
  • Fennel Seed

    Fennel Seed

    £1.60 £1.60 (ex. VAT)
    Delicate aniseed flavour
  • Fenugreek Ground

    Fenugreek Ground

    £1.25 £1.25 (ex. VAT)
    Pungent spice used across Asia and the Middle East
  • Fenugreek Seed

    Fenugreek Seed

    £1.50 £1.50 (ex. VAT)
    Pungent spice used across Asia and the Middle East
  • Garlic Flakes

    Garlic Flakes

    £1.99 £1.99 (ex. VAT)
    Robust powerful Garlic flavour
  • Garlic Granules

    Garlic Granules

    £1.25 £1.25 (ex. VAT)
    Useful dry store garlic in place of fresh
  • Garlic Minced

    Garlic Minced

    £1.99 £1.99 (ex. VAT)
    Useful dry store garlic in place of fresh
  • Mace Blades

    Mace Blades

    £2.70 £2.70 (ex. VAT)
    Strong Nutmeg flavour
  • Mace Ground

    Mace Ground

    £3.99 £3.99 (ex. VAT)
    Strong Nutmeg flavour
  • Mustard Powder

    Mustard Powder

    £1.99 £1.99 (ex. VAT)
    Sharp flavour ideal for dressings
  • Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    £2.10 £2.10 (ex. VAT)
    Pungent Indonesian spice
  • Onion Kibbled

    Onion Kibbled

    £2.25 £2.25 (ex. VAT)
    Handy dry store Ingredient
  • Pepper Flakes Red

    Pepper Flakes Red

    £3.60 £3.60 (ex. VAT)
    Hand dry store ingredient imparts a strong paprika flavour
  • Poppy Seed Blue

    Poppy Seed Blue

    £2.40 £2.40 (ex. VAT)
    Moorish seeds ideal for sweet and savoury
  • Poppy Seed White

    Poppy Seed White

    £2.40 £2.40 (ex. VAT)
    (1)
    Moorish seeds ideal for sweet and savoury
  • Sumac

    Sumac

    £2.65 £2.65 (ex. VAT)
    Tart vibrant spice with distinctly deep lemony flavour
  • Tomato Flakes

    Tomato Flakes

    £3.20 £3.20 (ex. VAT)
    Handy dry store ingredient imparts a powerful tangy tomato flavour

The common view of spice in the West is a small section in a supermarket with tiny bottles or boxes of obscure ingredients.  Some sadly looking like they had long past there best in the heavy strip lighted stores.  To add to this the advice offered by the busy shelf stacker has often lacked due to the knowledge required to advise on the best use of these products.  Sadly in the UK a standard supermarket outside a heavily populated multi cultural area will lack even the basics let alone the knowledge. Some spices look relatively fresh, while other spices look like they were scooped out of the deserts on Mars and bottled. Unfortunately, this is the only view many people have of spices - mostly uninteresting, used only because recipes call for them.

Spice often stored in beautiful elaborate bottles to reflect their magical properties, When you opened the bottle, a poof of vibrantly colored, mystically fragrant, magical smoke would slowly billow softly throughout the room. Spices have been the inspiration for trade, exploration, war, and peace since the beginning of civilization. That ground pepper you shake on your salad was once worth its weight in gold; the nutmeg you grate on a rice pudding once fueled a war that gained Long Island for England.

Spices have been important to mankind since the beginning of history. They are mentioned in the tales of Gilgamesh, the Bagavad Gita, and various transcripts of the Holy Bible and the Koran.

An obvious  importance of spices is their role in the exploration of our planet .  Our quest for exciting new flavors and medicines have had many nations historically traveling the four corners of the Earth for new and exciting discoveries.   The rewards came in rare and beautiful forms of spices, rare animals and new plants..

As recently as the 1500s, when the “Spice Wars”  between the Portuguese and the Dutch and later the Dutch and the English, one of the most sought after spices on the wish list was nutmeg. And it was not because the Queen desired a new dessert, rather, nutmeg was highly touted as a miracle cure for the plague, which killed more than 35,000 people in London in 1603.

Not only were many men’s fortunes made in the pursuit of spices, spices at many periods throughout history literally served as currency. Pharisees in Judea paid tithes in cumin seeds. When Alaric the Visigoth held Rome under siege in the fifth century, the ransom included 3000 pounds of peppercorns. During the fourteenth century, in Germany, one pound of nutmeg could be traded for seven FAT oxen. At other points in history, rent would be paid in peppercorns, and a pound of pepper would serve to buy the freedom of a slave in medieval France.

In researching the history of spices, we find a recurring theme in that virtually every spice appears to have a medicinal value.   The famous English herbalist Culpepper prescribed ginger for his patients “weak in the sports of Venus.” While Vanilla re discovered by Cortez in Mexico and brought back to Europe, has been used in Chinese Herbal medicine for the cure of impotence.  Spices for centuries have been used in Ayervidic, Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine and medicinal herbal medicine through out the world, for everything from dieting to hair loss. 
 

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