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.
Chilli Ancho is a dried Poblano pepper. They are a large dark purple sweet chilli that forms the backbone of staple Mexican dishes such as tamales & red chilli beans. Its texture is wrinkled and it is a mild chilli originally from Puebla, Mexico. It has a mild fruity flavour with undertones of plum, raisin, tobacco and a slight earthy bitterness. Add Chilli Ancho Dried Whole to your dishes to impart an authentic Mexican flavour.
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.
The Mexican Habanero Chilli is the hottest variety of chilli from Mexico. They are an integral component in Yucatecan Mexican cuisine. With their fruity & floral aroma, it is a popular choice for adding a spicy citrusy kick to any dish. Dried Habanero Chilli is the perfect addition to any Mexican dish. For optimum results and flavour, re-hydrate the chilli in boiling water for 20 minutes before use.
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.