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.
Black Pepper is picked from the flowering vine of the peppercorn plant and is the most pungent and flavourful variety of Pepper. Black peppercorns are picked green and then dried to 12% moisture content. The cracked form tends to be used in grinders and preserving meats. It has a woody flavour with a spicy heat. Pepper is used in all cultures and all types of cuisine. Also, it is known for improving digestion.
Green Peppercorns are the unripe berries picked green from the peppercorn plant, it is the same vine that produces the black pepper. Green peppercorns are subtler in flavour than black peppercorns but have a distinct fresh hot bite. They can be used in many savory dishes and are tend to be used more for terrines, pates, or rich food like pork & duck. It is also used as a garnish and in the pepper mill mix.
Pepper Lemon is a lovely blend of pepper, lemon peel, citric acid and herbs and spices. This classic blend has a citrus flavour that can be used as everyday cooking to add flavour to any fresh and cooked dishes. It can be sprinkled onto fish, chicken or vegetables. Perfect for adding a zesty warm kick to dishes. A great alternative to regular black pepper for a bit of a different unique flavour. Add into dishes and sauces or simply use to sprinkle on top as a seasoning. Whip into softened butter to make a delicious lemony herb butter perfect for basting roast chicken in or just spread on a warm piece of toast for a snack or side to any meal. Stir through a cream sauce and add to pasta.
Rosemary is a large Mediterranean shrub with needle-like leaves and with a strong lemony pine aroma and pungent flavour. It is mostly used in French, Spanish, and Italian cuisines especially when cooking lamb and chicken. It is a key ingredient in the French blend Herbs de Provence. It has many health benefits and also it has been used for medicinal purposes.
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.
Sumac crushed is obtained from the dried berries from a bush that grows in the Middle East and southern Italy, and it is essential for Middle-Eastern cuisine especially Persian, Lebanese, and Turkish. In Middle Eastern cooking, sumac is used as a souring agent instead of lemon or vinegar. Sumac is delicious on roast meat & in particular lamb when mixed with paprika, pepper & oregano. It has a tangy, lemony, and fruity sour flavour and a fruity aroma that was once used as the tart, acid element by Romans. It can be used as a substitute of lemon in any dish on which you might squeeze fresh lemon juice. Also, its deep red-dark purple colour makes it a very attractive garnish.