Top 10 Best Selling Ingredients of 2022 🏆
That deep flavour and bold colour in most curries? Yep, that’s turmeric! This ingredient is pretty remarkable… With its huge health benefits, versatile nature and magnificent colour, our Organic Turmeric makes it incredibly easy to get your daily dose of curcumin while enjoying the earthy, peppery flavours this essential spice has to offer. Did you know that our Turmeric contains a natural active ingredient called Curcumin? As curcumin is a natural ingredient, the level of curcumin can change from batch to batch. The average percentage of curcumin normally ranges from 2 – 5%.
Did you know Cinchona Bark is a natural source of quinine, that has a very distinctive bitter flavour? Cinchona Bark can be used to make tonic and when infused in boiling water can make a healthy herbal tea!
Add this spice to curries, soups, stews, sauces and marinades and any dish you wish to colour yellow (such as rice). Turmeric can even be used as a substitute for saffron and is one of the traditional ingredients used to give piccalilli its yellow colouring. Try packing turmeric into capsules for a healthy homemade supplement, create a healthy glass of golden milk, blend into smoothies and don’t forget the turmeric tea!
Course Cut Orange Peel brings a sharp, tangy quality to food, drink and cosmetic recipes that call for charismatic fruity flavours and fragrance! Save time peeling the popular citrus fruit and get instant orange flavour with the click of a button…
Add dried orange peel to your summer barbecue as kindling and the aroma from the peel will lend its fragrance to whatever you’ve got grilling! Mix Course Cut Orange Peel into potpourri blends and bath bombs or pop into your salt, pepper, or sugar grinder for added fruity flavour. It’s time to brew your own orange-flavoured tea or festive mulled wine!
These long, twisted, thick and fleshy rootlets have a spicy, slightly bitter taste. Did you know that Angelic Root is prized for its aromatic properties which is why its oh so popular in the perfumery industry?! (And incense too…) It’s also one of the ingredients used to create several French liquors including absinthe but most importantly it’s gin o’clock! That’s right, Angelica Root can be used as a substitute for juniper berries when making gin! If you’re not feeling boozy, pop into potpourri blends as a fixative.
Introducing salt’s best friends… Black Peppercorns! Every kitchen needs a stash of this popular spice. Bring the bold, aromatic and woody flavours we all know and love to your recipes today. Black pepper is one of THE most versatile spices out there and can be used in all kinds of savoury and sweet recipes. Whole peppercorns can be added to pickling vinegars, brines and to marinades, soups and stocks. Try grinding peppercorns in a peppermill and add to biscuits, salad dressings and sauces or simply use as a classic condiment.
Every time you open a pack of our (True) Ground Cinnamon, you’ll be greeted with the welcoming warming scent of everyone’s favourite spice! Bring the sweet, woody, and warming flavours of cinnamon to your home a long with its slight citrusy notes and spicy taste. No kitchen is complete without this famous spice enhancing the flavour of sweet and savoury dishes.
Sprinkle into bread, biscuit, cake, and muffin recipes or add to curry powder blends, stir into soups stew and tagines, or use to flavour chicken, lamb, and beef. Bring desserts to life with our Ground Cinnamon by adding to crumble toppings, apple fillings and pumpkin pie. Stir into porridge and pancakes for a sweet spicy flavour or blend into butter to create cinnamon toast. Love the scent of cinnamon? Create scented sachets and potpourri mixes to keep your home beautifully fragrant.
Paprika has a subtle earthiness, with a sweet peppery taste (after all, it comes from red peppers). While Smoked Paprika has all the appeal of the original, the smoked version has the added bonus of a distinct chargrilled flavour!
Authentic Spanish flavours? Our Smoked Paprika has got you covered! Mix into stews, casseroles, soups, and chorizo recipes. Paprika pairs especially well with eggs, meat, fish, and vegetables and offers an extra kick of smoky flavour to sauces, dressings, and marinades. Stir into paella and goulash dishes and sprinkle over potato salads, devilled eggs, rice dishes and potatoes prior to roasting. Make baked beans go from zero to hero by mixing in a little onion powder and Smoked Paprika and serve on top of a jacket potato for a quick lunch with a kick (you can thank us later).
We’re so excited to introduce you to our versatile Coriander Seeds! You’ll fall in love with their mild sweet taste and citrusy flavours that work well in both sweet AND savoury recipes.
Add to curries, soups, stews, and tagines, use to compliment pork, chicken and vegetables, crush and sprinkle over sweet potatoes prior to roasting and sprinkle into rice and grain dishes such as couscous. Coriander can also be added to bread, puddings, biscuits, cakes, and dumpling recipes. Try mixing coriander seeds, allspice berries and peppercorns and pop into your peppermill for an aromatic seasoning with a difference. These popular seeds can also be used to flavour oils such as walnut oil. All you have to do is lightly crush the seed and add to the oil along with thinly pared orange rind and a single cinnamon stick. Our personal favourite way to use our Coriander seeds is in dressings and marinades… YUM!
Where do we start with Juniper Berries? They're one of our most popular ingredients and it could very well have something to do with the fact that these small berries make one of the most popular spirits in the world! It's always gin o'clock when Juniper Berries are involved… These favoured berries have a tart, sharp taste, and a piney flavour with a hint of citrus.
An ideal ingredient to add to rich gamey dishes containing venison, duck, and pheasant. They also work well with pork and lamb and are excellent when added to dishes such as potato gratin, sauerkraut, and pickles. The berries can also be used to make sweet syrups to poach fruit in or to use as a base for a fruit salad. To get the best results, lightly crush juniper berries before adding to a dish to help release their flavour.