Cubeb Pepper, or Piper Cubeba, is a variety of black pepper. Due to its protruding tail-like stem from its round body, it is also more commonly known as 'comets tail' or 'tailed' pepper. Predominantly growing in Java and Sumatra, its flavor is similar to that of a combination of Black Pepper and Pimento Allspice Berries. Used whole or ground, its taste, and aroma are pungent, acrid, and slightly bitter with a juniper-like hint.
Cubeb Pepper is used to add a pungent and slightly bitter peppery hum to dishes like stews, soups, and grilled meat and poultry. Its heady flavour and aroma is best paired with rich game meat.
Cubeb Pepper, like many pepper varieties, has a myriad of health benefits. It is used as a diuretic to relieve water retention as it increases urination. It can also be used to treat amoebic dysentery - a parasitic infection of the intestines. Other health benefits include the relief of intestinal gas and the treatment of some cancers and gonorrhoea.
Like many other peppers, it can also be used to speed up one's metabolism and aid in digestion.
Cubeb Pepper, or Piper Cubeba, is a variety of black pepper. Due to its protruding tail-like stem from its round body, it is also more commonly known as 'comets tail' or 'tailed' pepper. Predominantly growing in Java and Sumatra, its flavour is similar to that of a combination of Black Pepper and Pimento Allspice Berries. Used whole or ground, its taste and aroma is pungent, acrid, and slightly bitter with a juniper-like hint.
Originating in Indonesia, Cubeb Pepper berries are harvested at peak ripeness from their vine and dried to lock in flavour and aroma.
Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice by weight. The saffron threads are the whole stigmas from the purple-flowered crocus. Its golden color can be imitated by cheaper spices such as safflower and turmeric. Saffron’s rich and delicate flavor is unable to be imitated. Saffron is widely used to color and flavor dishes in a variety of cuisines, including saffron rice, biryani, paella, risottos, and bouillabaisse.
Star Anise Ground is a dominant spice in Chinese five spice powder native from the southwest o China and used in many Oriental recipes. It can be mixed with other species to give an Asian seasoning to many dishes. It is considered an essential ingredient in Chinese duck and pork recipes. Its liquorice-like flavour is similar to that of aniseed and fennel. Star anise ground is more practical when using it as a spice rub and in baking. Ground star anise has a red-brown colour and is more versatile than star anise whole. It can be used in breads, pastries and in many desserts due to is unique, sweet and licorice flavour.
Parsley flakes are a versatile and popular rich forest green herb, and one of the most widely used herbs in Western cooking. It has a mild, refreshing and sweet flavour that complements many dishes and combines well with other herbs.
White Pepper is black pepper that has been soaked to remove the outer husk. It is hotter and less fragrant than black pepper. It is one of the most versatile spices, particularly used in European cooking so as to not blemish creamy white sauces with black specs of pepper.
Sesame Seeds White are tiny, flat oval seeds from the sesame plant whose pods pop open when it reaches maturity scattering the seeds, hence the term “Open Sesame”. The seeds can have different colours including white and black. Sesame Seeds White are hulled seeds, with an earthy, nutty flavour, soft texture, and aroma of lightly caramelized milk, vanilla, and honey. For this reason, they are better suited for sweeter recipes such as cakes and sesame bars and are the most popular used in cooking. White seeds are sprinkled on bread & biscuits. The ground form makes delightful sweet desserts including halva. They are popular due to its distinctive flavour especially in European, South Middle East and Asian cuisine, while sesame seeds Black are used in East Asian cuisines in both dishes and as a garnish. We also stock Sesame Seeds Black.
Our Smoky BBQ rub is a must have for any cook passionate about grilling. We came up with this blend with the idea of having it as a staple on-hand spice mix in the pantry for whatever occasion strikes. Whether it be roasting potatoes or grilling meat let this blend do all the flavour work for you!