Mexican Mulato Chilli is a dried Poblano chilli originally from Mexico. It is similar to the flavour of the Ancho chilli. It has a dark purple colour and a sweet and fruity taste, with hints of smoky chocolate, cherries, coffee and licorice. It is about 4 inches in length with a medium-thick skin. It is great for many "mole" sauce recipes. It is also excellent to add a dark rich flavour with low to moderate heat to any dish that could use extra warmth. For optimum results and flavour, re-hydrate the chillies in boiling water for 20 minutes before use.
Mexican Mulato Chilli is a dried Poblano chilli and is similar to the flavour of the Ancho chilli. It is dark purple in colour with a sweet and fruity taste, with hints of smoky chocolate, cherries, coffee and licorice. It is about 4 inches in length with a medium-thick skin and is great for many "mole" sauce recipes. It is also excellent to add a dark rich flavour with low to moderate heat to any dish that could use extra warmth. For optimum results and flavour, re-hydrate the chillies in boiling water for 20 minutes before use.
Much like other chilli varieties, Mulato chillies contain capsaicin which is known to have many health benefits including boosting the immune system, eliminating inflammation and aiding weight loss. It also helps with arthritis, cardiovascular disease, gastric ulcers, vascular headaches, infections and respiratory conditions.
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.
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 whole peppercorn is great to use in grinders. 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.
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.
Blue Poppy Seeds are an oilseed grown on the opium poppy plant. The seeds have a bluish-black colour and are kidney-shaped. They are used for their flavour and as a decoration. There are 2 main varieties, white and blue. The white poppy seeds are used more in curries as a thickening agent and are more subtle in flavour. They both have a pleasantly sweet nutty flavour, that complements savoury & sweet cooking.
Sage leaves are from a small perennial herb native to the Mediterranean, that have greyish green leaves. It has a strong, astringent, sweet savoury and peppery flavour and a fresh aroma reminiscent of balsamic. It is an essential herb for pork and poultry stuffing. Commonly used in Italian cooking, particularly with veal. Also, it is good with cheese dishes, eggplant, lame, soups, stews, turkey and vegetables.