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 by its bold, warm, balsamic herb flavour, with a slightly bitter taste. The ground version is often used for convenience. 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 Mediterranean, Philippine and Mexican cuisine.
One of the world's most popular, well-known herbs, Oregano is grown throughout the Mediterranean and has a sweet, yet slightly bitter, savoury, herby flavour that adds warmth and fragrance to many savoury dishes like pasta, soups, stews, slow-cooks and dressings.
Oregano contains thymol and carvacrol that give it anti-bacterial effects. It functions as potent antioxidant and a good source of fibre. Also, it is a good source of vitamin K, manganese, iron, calcium and other important minerals for health.
Cassia sticks are closely related to cinnamon. The sticks have a reddish brown colour and a warm, mild and sweet flavour, though it is significantly stronger than cinnamon. It is widely used in the United States.
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.
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.
Chipotle (chip-oat-lay) peppers are smoked, dried Jalapeño chillies. They appeared when the Aztecs used to add dried chilli to food as a preservation method. They have a rich smokey flavour, with nutty, leathery notes that blend well with strong flavours. Chipotle flavouring is widely used throughout Mexico, the United States and more recently in Australia. It can be used in soups, stews and casseroles. It also has a variety of health benefits to defend against intestinal diseases and aid in weight loss.
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.
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.