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.
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 a key ingredient in our Herbs de Provence blend.
Coriander, also known as cilantro, is an incredibly popular herb due to its versatility in a variety of cuisines. The leaves impart a fresh sweet lemony taste which counters the heat of many Asian and Indian dishes. The leaves are usually associated with Asian food especially in Thai and Indian cuisine as well as being popular in Mexican, Spanish and Portuguese cooking.
Curry leaves (also known as kadi patta) are the predominant flavour and aroma in Madras curry, as well as other popular Indian and Sri Lankan dishes. They have a delicate spicy citrus flavour and are incredibly aromatic.
Oregano, one of the most popular herbs worldwide, is a member of the mint family and often called wild marjoram. It is a small herb with dark-green leaf and is known for its bold, warm, balsamic herb flavour, with a slightly bitter taste. Its strong flavour marries well with tomato and basil making it a vital ingredient for authentic Italian and Greek cooking. It is also perfect addition to garlic for the Mediterranean, Philippine and Mexican cuisine.
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.
Tarragon leaves are one of the four fines herbs and a key ingredient in French cuisine. It is popular in European cooking due to its distinct appetite-pleasing taste. Tarragon herb has narrow, pointed dark green leaves which give a warm, minty anise-like aroma, reminiscent of anise or licorice flavour. Its sweet-tangy aroma with a slightly bitter taste is much liked in egg dishes, cream soups, poultry roast, mustards, or as a tarragon vinegar. Tarragon is an essential herb in Béarnaise and tartare sauce. However, it can easily dominate other flavours so should be added carefully. It is also rich in phytonutrients as well as antioxidants that help promote health and prevent diseases.