Long Pepper, or Piper Longum, derives from a flowering vine from the family Piperaceae. It is an unusually long-shaped pepper berry and a relatively rare spice that grows in Bali Indonesia and India. This long pepper berry is made up of small peppery fruits the size of poppyseeds, each around a central spike.
Lemongrass is a naturally-growing herb native to Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. It has a citrusy, herby aroma and a zesty, lemony flavour. Used to flavour curries, stirfries, desserts, cocktails, and tea, this pungent, tangy herb has a flavour and aroma similar to citronella.
This is 100% Australian-grown Lemongrass that’s harvested at its peak readiness, dried, and gently crushed for culinary use.
Limes Dried Whole are limes picked at their ripest and dried to lock in maximum flavour and aroma. Dried limes are light-tan to brown in colour and are strongly flavoured. They taste sour and citrusy like a lime but they also taste earthy and somewhat smoky and lack the sweetness of fresh limes. Because they are preserved they also have a slightly bitter, fermented flavour, but the bitter accents are mainly concentrated in the lime’s outer skin and seeds. These are commonly used in Middle Eastern Cooking to counteract yet compliment the warm spices used in Middle Eastern dishes.
Dried Lemons, Dried Limes, Loomi, Oman Lemons. Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Lemon Myrtle is a very popular citrus-fragranced spice that is native to the wetter coastal areas in the northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. It is distinguished by its fresh fragrance of creamy lemon and lime and has a very versatile lemony and tangy flavour. It complements many dishes like fish, chips, chicken, roast vegetables and ice cream or sorbet.
English Lavender is a member of the mint family. It has a floral sweet and slightly citrus flavour. Dried lavender buds are used to add colour and flavour to many savoury and sweet dishes. It is used in baked goods or as a garnish. Also, it is key ingredient in our Herbs de Provence blend.
The word baharat means “spice” in Arabic and refers to the aromatic blend of spice used throughout North Africa. This versatile spice blend is a great addition to any pantry.This all-purpose blend is as integral to Middle Eastern, particularly Lebanese, cuisine as garam masala is to Indian cuisine. Also similarly to garam masala the blends of baharat are individual to every region. It can be used as a bbq rub for meats, seasoning meat in the pan before stewing or as a garnish on a meal before serving.
Liquorice, a rhizome of a plant and ancient herb has a very sweet and anise flavour and considered a versatile ingredient. Liquorice is popular in Italy and Spain in its natural form as a mouth freshener. It is also excellent when combined with anise, vanilla and cinnamon to poach stone fruits. In Asian countries, it is often an ingredient in Chinese master stocks. Also, it is used due to its health and medicinal properties.
Our sole aim is to connect people with spices in an enriching culinary adventure that makes eating fun, interesting, and wholesome.
The Spice People