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Barberries Dried Whole
Barberries are an important ingredient in Iranian cookery, and you’re most likely to find them in a Persian or Moroccan restaurant. Increasingly, they are now available to purchase as a dried product. Barberries keep very well and rehydrate within 10 minutes and can be added to slow cooked dishes, rice pilafs. Traditionally, they were highly valued of their high pectin levels and used extensively in jam and jelly making. Barberries have a wonderful tart lemon tangy flavor which adds zest and tartness to any dish and their vibrant red color provides color and richness to dishes.$13.99
Chilli Urfa Biber
Urfa Peppers is a Turkish chilli which comes from the town of Urfa in the south of Turkey. It is a big part of Turkish cuisine as they ten to use more chillies than pepper than the western world counterparts.
The preparation of Urfa peppers is what sets this chilli apart from any others in our range. When the red peppers are harvested, they are dried in direct sunlight which turns the chillies lovely deep burgundy color. Instead of letting them dry out completely the farmers cover the chillies at night with fabric to make them “sweat” which preserves some of the natural oils in the skin. This process is a type of fermentation similar to the the production of black tea. As a result, when the chillies are ground they retain a moist almost damp texture. The oil ensures the chillies dot get mouldy, but once open, it is a good idea to keep in the fridge.$3.45
The Maras chilli is a cousin of Aleppo chilli grown in the country along the border between turkey and Syria in region of Maras, hence the name. The Maras chilli has a peppery and fruity flavour and is very bright and colourful . The chilli is sun-dried then ground and seeds are removed . When used in slow cooking, it adds a gentle lingering heat to dishes. It is usually cooked in oil to infuse its lovely flavour into dishes. In Turkey, they use more of this chilli than pepper , so it is quintessential to their cuisine.$3.45