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      De Arbol Chile Powder

      25,000 ~ 30,000 Scoville Units

      Meaning “treelike”, De Arbol has a bold heat and a nutty, grass-like flavor with hints of smoke. Use in sauces, soups, stews, rubs, stir frys, and chili.

      $5.00

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      De Arbol Chiles

      25,000 to 35,000 Scoville Units

      A favorite in Mexican cuisine, de Arbol, meaning “treelike”,have a bold heat and a nutty, grass-like flavor with hints of smoke. Use them in sauces, soups, stews, rubs, stir frys, and in chili or tamales.

      $5.50

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      Dill Seed ~ Certified Organic

      “Anethum graveolens”

      Dill seed has a flavor somewhat similar to caraway, but also resembling that of fresh or dried dill weed. It is commonly used as an ingredient in pickles, dressings, and sauces.

      $4.75

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      Dill Weed ~ Certified Organic

      “Anethum graveolens”

      Dill’s fern-like leaves are aromatic, and are used to flavor many foods, such as gravlax (cured salmon) and borscht . Dill weed and dill seed are widely used in Russian, German, Hungarian, Indian, and Scandinavian cooking, although in distinctly different ways.  Excellent in salads and scrambled eggs.

      $4.75

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      Epazote ~ Certified Organic

      “Chenopodium ambrosioides”

      Also known as Mexican tea or Pigweed, Epazote is native to Southern Mexico. It has a strong flavor that is similar to Oregano with a tang.  Like Cilantro it can be an acquired taste but is considered essential to many Mexican bean dishes and is believed to reduce intestinal gas.

      $5.00

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      Fennel Seed ~ Certified Organic

      “Forniculum vulgare”

      Fennel has an anise-like flavor but is more aromatic, sweeter and less pungent.  Widely used in Indian and Italian cooking, fennel seed is also a key ingredient in Chinese Five Spice and Panch Phoron.  It marries well with tomatoes, sausage, and pork dishes.

      $4.75

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      Fenugreek Leaves

      “Trigonella foenum-graecum”

      Also known as Kasuri Methi, this mildly bitter herb is popular in Indian and Persian cuisine.  It pairs well with potatoes, dals, and poultry, and is featured in many vegetarian dishes.

      $4.75

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      Fenugreek Seed ~ Certified Organic

      “Trigonella foenum-graecum”

      The major use of fenugreek is in curry powders, chutneys and pickles.  Fenugreek has a smoky caramel like flavor when cooked, but a bitter aftertaste when eaten raw.  It is also used to make mapeline, which is the primary flavoring for artificial maple syrup.

      $4.75

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      File' Powder

      “Sassafras albidum”

      File’ is the powdered leaves of the Sassafras tree.  A necessary ingredient for Cajun and Creole cuisine, it is essential for making many types of Gumbo.  It has a slight aroma of eucalyptus and the flavor is reminiscent of Savory and Thyme.  It is also used as a thickener but do not boil as the results are unpleasant.

      $5.25

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      Galangal Powder ~ Certified Organic

      “Alpinia officinalis”

      Galangal, also known as Blue Ginger, has a perfume-like taste and a sharp spiciness. It is featured prominently in Asian and Indian cuisine and it combines well with both lemongrass and ginger.

      $4.75

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      Garlic Granules ~ Certified Organic

      “Allium sativum”

      Garlic has a spicy, pungent flavor that sweetens and mellows when cooked.  It is one of the most widely used seasonings in cuisines around the world and pairs well with onions, meats, and many savory dishes.

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      Ghost Chiles

      880,000 to 1,014,000 Scoville Units

      Also known as the Bhut Jolokia or Naga Morich, the Ghost Pepper is similar in appearance to the Habanero but is 2-3 times as hot. With an intense flavor and insane heat, this chile can hurt you. Wear gloves, hold at a distance, and don’t touch anything you might regret.  Enjoy…cautiously.

      $6.00

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      Ginger Root Powder ~ Certified Organic

      “Zingiber officinale”

      Ginger has a slightly biting and hot taste. Its aroma is rich, sweet, warm, and woody. Ground ginger is predominantly used used in curries, sauces, rubs, and sweet dishes.

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      Ginger, Crystallized ~ Certified Organic

      “Zingiber officinale”

      Crystallized ginger is fresh ginger that has been slowly cooked in sugar water then rolled in coarse sugar to preserve it. It is commonly used in desserts, ice cream, brines, and mulling spices.

      $5.00

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      Grains of Paradise

      “Aframomum melegueta”

      Grains of Paradise were named by medieval spice traders seeking to inflate the price; they claimed that these seeds grew only in Eden, and had to be collected as they floated down the rivers out of paradise. Once used as a substitute for black pepper, they have a zesty flavor reminiscent of pepper, with hints of flowers, coriander and cardamom. Prized by both brewers and chefs.

      $7.00

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      Guajillo Chile Powder

      2,500 ~ 5,000 Scoville Units

      Guajillo ‘s flavor is slightly fruity with a piney, berry under taste.  They have a slight smokiness with a mild warmth and are among the most commonly used chiles in Mexico.

      $5.00

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      Guajillo Chiles

      2,500 to 3,000 Scoville Units

      Guajillo chiles have a fruity taste with a hint of pine and berry.  They have a slight smokiness with a mild warmth.  Among the most commonly used chiles in Mexico, they are frequently used in sauces, stews, and soups.

      $5.50

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      Habanero Chile Powder

      200,000 ~ 350,000 Scoville Units

      This is pure ground habaneros.   Not quite as extreme as the mighty Ghost Pepper, but it has a lingering intense heat that lets your tongue and lips know that you might have just made a mistake. With its fruity and sometimes floral flavor, it pairs well with salsas, ceviche, fruit, seafood and is an excellent addition to homemade barbecue sauces and rubs.

      $6.25

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      Habanero Chiles

      200,000 to 350,000 Scoville Units

      The Habanero has a fruity, and sometimes floral flavor.  Related to the Scotch Bonnet, its intense heat lingers and pairs well with salsas, ceviche, fruit, cheese, and tomato dishes.

      $5.50

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      Hibiscus Flower ~ Certified Organic

      “Hibiscus sabdariffa”

      Hibiscus has a cranberry-like flavor with citrus overtones. Use the slightly acidic petals sparingly in salads or as garnish.  In Mexico, hibiscus flowers are used to make Jamaico, a cool drink infusion and to flavor ice cream and sorbet.

      Precautions: Avoid using if you have gallstones.

      $4.75

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      Jalapeno Chile Powder ~ Certified Organic

      5,000 ~ 8,000 Scoville Units

      Probably the most common chile pepper in the U.S., Jalapeno powder is made from grinding the whole chile. This powder will give a fresh “green” heat to your favorite recipe.

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      Juniper Berry ~ Certified Organic

      “Juniperus communis”

      A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers.  Used particularly in European cuisine, Juniper Berries also give Gin its distinguishing flavor.  They marry well with wild game, lamb, duck, and are often used to season sauerkraut.

      $4.25

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      Kashmiri Chile Powder

       

      Kashmiri Chile Powder is essential for providing the deep red coloring and rich flavor characteristic of many Indian dishes.  Similar to a hot Hungarian Paprika, it has a mild bite with a lingering heat and a somewhat fruity flavor.  Commonly used in Tandoori and curry dishes.

      $5.65

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      Korean Chile Pepper Flakes

      4,000 ~ 8,000 Scoville Units

      Also known as Gochugaru, this chile is indispensable when preparing Korean cuisine, especially Kimchee.  It has a fruity flavor with a pronounced bite and is a great substitute for regular Chile Flakes. Non-Organic.

      $5.00

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      Lavender ~ Certified Organic

      “Lavandula officinals”

      Lavender has a sweet, floral flavor, with lemon and citrus notes. It is used to flavor baked goods and desserts (it pairs especially well with chocolate), as well as to make “lavender sugar.”  Lavender lends an elegant flavor to most dishes, and pairs well with sheep’s and goat’s milk cheeses.

      Precautions: None known.

      $4.75

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      Lemon Peel ~ Certified Organic

      “Citrus limon”

      Lemon peel is derived from the outer skin of the lemon and is very strongly flavored.  It is commonly used in teas, mulling spices, marinades, and both sweet and savory dishes.

      $4.75

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      Lemongrass ~ Certified Organic

      “Cymbopogon citratus”

      Related to citronella, this is a favored herb in Southeast Asian cuisines, where its delicate, lemony essence permeates a wide assortment of dishes. In Thai cooking, lemongrass is used most frequently to flavor soups, salads and curries. The light lemon flavor blends well with garlic, chiles, and cilantro.

      $4.75

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      Mace, Ground ~ Certified Organic

      “Myristica fragrans”

      Mace is the dried “lacy” reddish covering of the seed of the nutmeg tree.  Mace has a more delicate flavor than nutmeg and is often preferred in light dishes for the bright orange, saffron-like hue it imparts.

      $6.75

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      Mace, Whole ~ Certified Organic

      “Myristica fragrans”

      Mace is the dried “lacy” reddish covering of the seed of the nutmeg tree.  Mace has a more delicate flavor than nutmeg and is often preferred in light dishes for the bright orange, saffron-like hue it imparts.

      $6.25

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      Marjoram ~ Certified Organic

      “Origanum majorana”

      Often mistaken for oregano, Marjoram has a delicate, sweet, pleasant flavor with a slightly bitter undertone.  Marjoram is a favored herb for flavoring meats and stews and is essential to many German sausages.

      $4.75

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      Mexican Oregano ~ Organic

      “Lippia graveolens”

      An aromatic shrub that is closely related to Verbena, Mexican Oregano is similar to its Greek cousin, but has been described as having a sharp bite with a subtle sweetness and hints of citrus.  It is often used to flavor pork, fish, beans, soups, salsas, and tomato based sauces.

      $5.00

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      Mulato Chiles

      2,500 to 3,000 Scoville Units

      The Mulato chile is also a dried Poblano, but one that has ripened to a deep brown before being picked and dried.  This imparts a complex flavor that has hints of coffee, chocolate, licorice, and cherries.  Essential to making moles.

      $5.50

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      Mustard Powder ~ Certified Organic

      “Sinapis alba”

      Yellow Mustard is actually considered to be white, and prepared mustard is made yellow by the addition of turmeric.  Mustard’s hot and spicy flavor complements many dishes such as fish, meats, and sauces.  It is a common ingredient in pickles, chutneys, and dressings. This is ground yellow mustard seeds.

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      Mustard Seed, Black

      “Brassica nigra”

      Mustard’s hot and spicy flavor complements many dishes such as fish, meats, and sauces.  Commonly used in Indian cooking, black mustard seeds are more pungent than brown.

      $5.00

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      Mustard Seed, Brown ~ Certified Organic

      “Brassica juncea”

      Mustard’s hot and spicy flavor complements many dishes such as fish, meats, and sauces.  Brown mustard seeds are an important flavoring in many Indian dishes and in coarse and strong flavored mustards.

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      Mustard Seed, Yellow ~ Certified Organic

      “Sinapis alba”

      Yellow Mustard is actually considered to be white.  Prepared mustard is made yellow by the addition of turmeric.  Mustard’s hot and spicy flavor complements many dishes such as fish, meats, and sauces.  It is a common ingredient in pickles, chutneys, and dressings.

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