Caraway Seed (Carum carvi) is native to Europe, imported mainly from the Netherlands (Holland) and also grown in the regions of North Africa. This seed has a sweet warm aroma with a flavor similar to anise seed and fennel. The seeds are brownish in color, are ribbed and slightly crescent shaped. It figures prominently in the […]
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is native to the eastern Mediterranean region, the Levant, and Egypt. It is the true taste of licorice— its oils are distilled into the flavoring for licorice candy (not from the herb licorice, which has a different taste). Not to be confused with Star Anise. Which is the seeds in the star shaped […]
Allspice (Pimenta officinalis) takes its name from its aroma, which smells like a combination of spices, especially cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. In much of the world, allspice is called pimento because the Spanish mistook the fruit for black pepper, which the Spanish called pimienta.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa; /ˈtɜːrmərɪk/) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial flowering plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and requires temperatures between 20 and 30 °C (68 and 86 °F) and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered each year for their rhizomes, some for […]