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 or rice pilafs. Traditionally, they were highly valued for their high pectin levels and used extensively in jam and jelly making. Barberries have a wonderful tart lemon tangy flavour which adds zest and tartness to any dish and their vibrant red colour gives a warm hue and richness to dishes.
With a unique tart and tangy flavour akin to lemon, these Barberries add a beautifully zingy burst of flavour to both sweet and savoury dishes, as well as a little touches of red-hued jewels throughout.
The plant has a reputation for increasing the longevity. Barberries mixed with warm natural remedies like cinnamon and honey leads to liver strength and treats Polydipsia caused by liver weakness and gastric problems. They are high in vitamin c and help improve the immune system.
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.
Sichuan Pepper is an oriental fruit grown on a small ash tree native to the Sichuan province of China. Even though it is called pepper, it is not a true pepper and is not related to black peppercorns, which are from India. The berries have a warm peppery fragrance, with citrus notes & a clean fresh aftertaste leaving a slightly numbing sensation on the tongue. It is the outer husk that has all the flavour, the internal hard black seed is edible but can add a bitter taste. It is a key ingredient in Chinese cuisine and used in some Asian recipes. It is used in our chilli sichuan salt and calamari salt and pepper blends.
Bay leaves are oval-shaped leaves from the Bay Laurel tree. They have a warm and pungent aroma with an aromatic and slightly bitter flavour. They are used in a wide variety of cuisines from around the world, from European to Indian and everything in between.
Juniper Berries are obtained from the small evergreen juniper tree. The dried berries have a dark blue colour, fresh spicy tart flavour, and pine aroma. Juniper has a special affinity with venison and other robust game meats. Used in European cuisine.
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.