Welcome to the World of Spices!

Spices and herbs have been around for centuries and take us on amazing and wonderful adventures. They are one of the main components to distinguishing cooking regions and the many ethnic cuisines and cultures around the world. These “miracles of nature” bring
us a celebration of flavors and intoxicating aromas that excite our senses.


Allspice Powder
(also known as Pimento, Jamaica Pepper and Myrtle Pepper) Ground allspice is very aromatic and releases notes reminiscent of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is used in many sweet dessert recipes such as cakes, cookies, biscuits and vanilla pie filling. It can also be used on meats and fish to impart a sweet- spicy flavor. Try adding a few Allspice berries to your pepper grinder to add a little zest to your black pepper.
(1.63oz)
$6.95





Allspice
(Jamaican) Whole

(1.5 oz)
6.95





Anise Seed
Whole

This pale brown seed has a distinct licorice flavor that is not
too pungent or lingering. It compliments dessert recipes such
as cookies, biscuits and cakes and is also added to some Indian
recipes for soups, stews and casseroles. Anise has been known
to settle and improve the digestive tract, stimulate circulation,
help relieve congestion from a cough or cold, and relax the body
before bedtime.
(1.75 oz)
$5.75





Anise Star
(1.75 oz)
$5.75





Basil
Basil’s sweet, fresh flavor and clove-like aroma is especially
ideal with tomatoes and is the basis of Italian pesto sauce.
It compliments vegetables, soups, stews, salads, sauces, and
pasta dishes. The US Dept. of Agriculture lists many health
benefits associated with Basil.
(Sweet Calif.) *c/s
(.63oz)
$6.95





Bay Leaves
Bay leaves are mostly associated with long, slow-cooking recipes
like soups, stews, casseroles, sauces, meat dishes and stock.
It also compliments most vegetable and pasta dishes containing
tomato. If the whole leaf is used it should be removed before
serving. Always use bay leaves sparingly as the flavor is strong
and amalgamates readily during cooking. Turkish
– classic, warm Mediterranean flavor

(.25oz)
$5.95





Caraway Seed
Whole

Caraway Seeds have a warm, earthy, robust aroma with hints of anise
and fennel with a slight orange scent. The initial fresh mintiness
along with anise & eucalyptus flavor are followed by a lingering
nuttiness. It’s most commonly used in rye bread and is popular
in many European cheeses. Jewish, German and Scandinavian recipes
(sauerkraut, cabbage, soups and sausages) use caraway seeds and
you can also find it in popular Indian recipes. The seeds can be
chewed to help relieve indigestion and stomach cramps.
(2oz)
$4.50





Cayenne (40 heat) Mildest Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper is used to kick up the heat in foods. Spice of Life
carries three different heat levels. The mildest is 40 heat,
the hottest is 90, with 60 heat in the middle. Cayenne pepper
is a blend of finely ground, small, ripe chili and can be used
in many dishes such as chili con carne, hearty bean soups, casseroles,
cheese sauces, eggs or just about anything you want to add some
heat. Cayenne is high in vitamin C and antioxidants and is thought
to help boost the immune system as well as improve blood circulation.
(1.50oz)
$7.25





Cayenne (60 heat) Medium Heat
Cayenne pepper is used to kick up the heat in foods. Spice of Life
carries three different heat levels. The mildest is 40 heat,
the hottest is 90, with 60 heat in the middle. Cayenne pepper
is a blend of finely ground, small, ripe chili and can be used
in many dishes such as chili con carne, hearty bean soups, casseroles,
cheese sauces, eggs or just about anything you want to add some
heat. Cayenne is high in vitamin C and antioxidants and is thought
to help boost the immune system as well as improve blood circulation.
(1.88oz)
$6.50





Cayenne (90 heat) Hottest Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper is used to kick up the heat in foods. Spice of Life
carries three different heat levels. The mildest is 40 heat, the
hottest is 90, with 60 heat in the middle. Cayenne pepper is a
blend of finely ground, small, ripe chili and can be used in many
dishes such as chili con carne, hearty bean soups, casseroles,
cheese sauces, eggs or just about anything you want to add some
heat. Cayenne is high in vitamin C and antioxidants and is thought
to help boost the immune system as well as improve blood circulation.
(1.88oz)
$6.50





Celery Seed
Whole
Celery is an excellent all-purpose ingredient that’ll perk up
a wide range of salads, soups, chutneys and casseroles. It’s
a perfect blend with tomato and can be used to flavor ketchup,
sauce, cheese and egg dishes, salad dressings and coleslaw. Chicken,
seafood and red meat also benefit from the flavors of celery
especially when combined with salt and other herbs. Celery has
long been known to have diuretic properties and can help with
water retention.
(1.87oz)
$4.50





Chili Flakes
A blend of hot and mild chili flakes that is bright red
with lots of seeds. Delicious sprinkled on pizza, pasta & sauces. Blend
of Hot & Mild Chili Flakes

¼ inch pieces
(1.5oz)
$6.95





Chilis / Ancho
Ground
Ancho is a large, dried poblano chili with a mild, fruity, earthy flavor and
is arguably the most-used chili in Mexican cooking. It is delicious in chili
beans, rubs, Mexican and Southwestern dishes and other gourmet creations. Mild,
Dark Earthy Chili with Fruity notes

(1.75oz)
$6.95





Chilis/ Chipotle
Ground

Chipotle is a Jalapeno chili pepper
that is allowed to fully ripen and then smoked dry, usually over
mesquite wood, for several days. Its earthy spiciness is well balanced
and used in Mexican dishes, salsas, meat rubs, marinades, chili sauces,
soups, stews, and casseroles. For chipotle butter, simply combine
chipotle powder with melted butter and a little bit of lime juice.
Allow the butter to cool and re-harden. Use on seafood or grilled
corn. Hot Smoky-Flavor Southwest/Mexican dishes
(2.25oz)
$9.95





Chives / cut
Chives are the smallest member of the onion family and are almost impossible
to over use when adding to savory dishes. The sweet, mild flavor compliments
fish, potatoes, soups, sauces, omelets, chicken, salad dressing, and mayonnaise.
(.25oz)
$5.75





Cilantro / cut
(Coriander) – Dried cilantro is not as pungent or flavorful as fresh and is
used like dry parsley flakes for salsas, soups, sauces and chili. Coriander
(whole or ground) is used in Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Peruvian and
Mexican recipes and mixes well with almost any combination of spices. By
adding additional ground Coriander, it will actually help balance a recipe
if too much of another spice has been added.
(.50oz)
$6.25





Cinnamon Powder / Saigon
Saigon Cinnamon is an extraordinary intense and flavorful cinnamon that has
5% essential oil content compared to most common cinnamon which have 2.5%
oil content. It can be mixed with other ingredients to flavor cakes, pastries,
fruit pies, curry powders, apple strudel, muffins and biscuits. Add to your
coffee grounds before you brew to add flavor and a warm, sweet aroma. Cinnamon
has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice and even some foods
(1 tsp. of cinnamon has as many antioxidants as ½ cup of blueberries). Cinnamon
helps relieve the common cold, boosts your immune system, and is a great remedy
for digestive problems. It contains polyphenol, which appears to act like insulin
in our body, and may help regulate blood sugar levels as well as calming inflammation
in the body. Earthy, Sweet / Bright/Hot Cinnamon Aromatics
(1.38oz)
$6.50





Cloves / Powder
Whole Cloves are dried, unopened flower buds of the tropical evergreen
Clove Tree. Their reddish brown color and pungent, warm, faintly
peppery aroma adds a fresh, intense, lingering and sweet spicy
flavor to foods. Just a little goes a long way so use sparingly
because it ca easily overtake a meal. It can be used to flavor
desserts, soups, broths, relishes, apple dishes, marinades and
sauces for meat and poultry dishes. Clove is ranked high in levels
of antioxidants but is not usually used in very large quantities.
(1.63oz)
$7.95





Coriander / Powder
(1.5oz)
$5.25





Cumin / Whole
The aroma of cumin is warm, earthy, lingering and sweet and gives
off a hint of dry peppermint. The flavor is slightly bitter and
earthy and is a key ingredient in many Indian, Mexican, Thai,
and Mediterranean dishes. Ground Cumin is a delicious addition
to squash soup and vegetable casseroles.
(2.0 oz)
$5.25




Cumin / Powder
(1.5 oz)
$5.25





Dill Seed / Whole
(1.75 oz)
$4.50





Dill Weed
Dill is in the same family as parsley, caraway, anise, coriander
and cumin. Dill seed is the very small fruit of the dill plant
and has a more robust aroma and flavor than the dill tips. When
the seeds are dried, a distinct anise flavor with caraway notes
and parsley overtones develop. Dill weed (dried green tips) are
dark green, fine and has a grassy aroma. Dill is found in breads,
potato & vegetable dishes, dressings, salads, soups and marinades
for fish, chicken or pork. Dill is known to aid in the digestive
tract and you can chew a few seeds to help freshen your breath.
(.63oz)
$4.95





Fennel Seed / Whole
Fennel seeds have a warm, wheat-like aroma with a faint anise freshness
and taste. It can be added to recipes for drinks, chicken, fruit
salad, pasta, soup, salad, bread, Italian sausages, and tomato
dishes. Fennel also has health benefits and can be used for an
upset or bloated stomach, menstrual or intestinal cramping, relief
for muscle tension, and relieve congestion. Chew on a few seeds
or infuse as a tea.
(1.75oz)
$5.50





Fennel Seed / Powder
(1.5oz)
$4.50





Garlic Granules (Calif.)
Garlic belongs to the same family as onions, chives, leeks and
shallots and is one of the most commonly used herbs in the world.
There is hardly any dish that is not improved by the flavor of
garlic. When cooked, garlic develops a more moderate and slightly
sweeter taste than when it is raw. Even a small amount can heighten
the flavors of most dishes. It compliments most recipes especially
Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Indian, and Asian cuisines.
Garlic has been said to be good for your heart, lower bad cholesterol,
strengthen the immune system, and a good remedy for lowering
blood pressure.
(1.75oz)
$6.95





Garlic Powder
(2.25oz)
$6.95





Ginger Root / Powder
Ginger is widely used in many recipes particularly in Asian and Indian
foods. Ginger powder lacks the fresh, volatile aroma of fresh ginger
but retains a spicy fragrance and characteristic ginger taste.
Ginger powder can be rubbed on red meats before grilling which
will add a delicious taste and has a slightly tenderizing effect.
Be careful when adding ginger because it’s pungency can over power
a dish. Ginger is one of the best herbs to help with stomach complaints
and offers relief for nausea, indigestion, morning sickness, and
motion sickness. Ginger is rich in antioxidants which help protect
healthy cells.
(1.5oz)
$5.25





Marjoram
Marjoram & Oregano – We have grouped these two herbs together
because they are so similar and closely related. Dried Marjoram
has a flavor and aroma that is grassy, slightly bitter and resembles
a mild version of thyme. Dried Oregano has a distinct, sharp,
peppery taste and is more pungent than marjoram. Both Oregano
and Marjoram compliment dishes with eggplant, zucchini, bell
peppers as well as meatloaf, beef, lamb, pork, pizza, pasta,
and marinated olive recipes.
(.38oz)
$5.95





Mustard – Yellow / Powder

All mustard seeds have little aroma when whole or ground. It contains
an enzyme called myrosinase, which is activated by coming in contact
with liquids, and creates the typical hot, pungent taste of mustard.
Mustard powder should not be added directly to vinegar as the enzymes
will be killed and a bitter flavor will develop. Always put some
cold water with it first (never hot because it kills the enzyme).
Mustard powder can be used as a fiery spice for making a condiment,
or to include in sauces for hot dishes and dressings for salad.
(1.62oz)
$5.25





Nutmeg / Powder
The inner seed of the nutmeg tree, sitting inside the red covering
of mace, is the spice that we commonly use to flavor everything from ice cream
to cookies. Of all the sweet spices, nutmeg is the strongest tasting. It has
a warm, aromatic, full-bodied flavor, which compliments a wide range of foods
and should be added sparingly. It can be grated or used ground and added to
hot & spicy drinks, hot chocolate, desserts, ice cream, baked dishes, mashed potatoes,
vegetables and pasta sauces.

Caution: Nutmeg contains small amounts of myristicin and elemicin, which are
narcotic and poisonous and should never be consumed in excess.
(2oz)
$6.95





Nutmeg / Whole
(2.25 oz)
$5.25





Onion Chopped
¼” pieces
(1.75oz)
$6.25




Onion / Powder
(2.13 oz)
$7.50





Oregano (Greek) / Cut
Marjoram & Oregano – We have grouped these two herbs together because
they are so similar and closely related. Dried Marjoram has a flavor
and aroma that is grassy, slightly bitter and resembles a mild version
of thyme. Dried Oregano has a distinct, sharp, peppery taste and
is more pungent than marjoram. Both Oregano and Marjoram compliment
dishes with eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers as well as meatloaf,
beef, lamb, pork, pizza, pasta, and marinated olive recipes.
(.75oz)
$6.50





Oregano / Powder
Marjoram & Oregano – We have grouped these two herbs together because
they are so similar and closely related. Dried Marjoram has a flavor
and aroma that is grassy, slightly bitter and resembles a mild version
of thyme. Dried Oregano has a distinct, sharp, peppery taste and is
more pungent than marjoram. Both Oregano and Marjoram compliment dishes
with eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers as well as meatloaf, beef, lamb,
pork, pizza, pasta, and marinated olive recipes.
(1.25oz)
$5.25





Paprika (Spanish)
Our paprika is grown in Spain and is best known for it’s bright
red color and warm bell pepper-like flavor. It’s in the same
family as chili but does not have the same heat properties. Used
for both color and flavor, paprika is one of those essential
spices because the well-rounded and beautifully balanced flavor
compliments so many recipes. It enhances foods like chicken,
pork, beef, eggs, vegetables, lobster, crabmeat, shrimp, and
quiche. Paprika is a great substitute for chili because it delivers
the same flavor without the heat. It can be used to tone down
the heat of chili if you were a bit too heavy handed without
changing the flavor.
(Spanish) Mild, Chili-like flavor.
(2oz)
$6.95





Paprika Smoked (Spanish)
Smoked Paprika should be used more sparingly than non-smoked
paprika because the flavor is more intense. It is an excellent
addition to many vegetarian meals as it offers a smoky bacon
flavor without the meat. Use to flavor mayonnaise, grilled
cheese sandwiches, meats or sprinkle over hummus or vegetables.
(Spanish) Delicious, Robust aroma & flavor
(2oz)
$8.25




Parsley Flakes (Calif.)
Parsley’s fresh, balanced flavor is an ideal accompaniment to most
foods. It is an essential herb used in many spice blends and
mixes well with other herbs. It brightens up omelets, potatoes,
soup, pasta, vegetables, sauce, fish, poultry, pork, casseroles,
and stuffing recipes. It’s also contains high levels of antioxidants.
(.25oz)
$5.95





Peppercorn / Green
Pepper has been the world’s most popular and most frequently
used traded spice for thousands of years. It stimulates
the appetite with its provocative aroma and warms the
tongue with its distinct flavor. Peppercorn comes in
various colors and each have a slightly different taste.
*Green pepper: Compliments both black and white pepper
and are often included in a blend in peppermills. It
has a subtle flavor that goes well in gravies, sauces
for poultry, red meats and seafood as well as other
rich foods like pork, duck and game.
Fresh, more subtle flavor than black, white or pink.
(2.13oz)
$8.50





Peppercorn Mix
Pepper has been the world’s most popular and most frequently
used traded spice for thousands of years. It stimulates the
appetite with its provocative aroma and warms the tongue with
its distinct flavor. Peppercorn comes in various colors and
each have a slightly different taste.
(4 pepper / Tellicherry, White, Green, Pink)
Peppercorn Mix forms a complex blend of flavors

(2.13oz)
$7.50





Peppercorn / Pink
Pepper has been the world’s most popular and most frequently used traded
spice for thousands of years. It stimulates the appetite with its provocative
aroma and warms the tongue with its distinct flavor. Peppercorn comes
in various colors and each have a slightly different taste.
*Pink peppercorn: Fully ripe fruit with a sweet, ripe and berry-like
fruity flavor and appetizing late pepper heat.
(2.13oz)
$8.50





Peppercorn /Tellicherry
Pepper has been the world’s most popular and most frequently
used traded spice for thousands of years. It stimulates the appetite
with its provocative aroma and warms the tongue with its distinct flavor.
Peppercorn comes in various colors and each have a slightly different
taste.
(2.25oz)
$7.00




Peppercorn / White
Pepper has been the world’s most popular and most frequently
used traded spice for thousands of years. It stimulates the appetite
with its provocative aroma and warms the tongue with its distinct
flavor. Peppercorn comes in various colors and each have a slightly
different taste.
*White pepper: The “heart” of the fruit that has the outer skin
removed which makes it less aromatic but hotter and sharper to
taste. It’s good to use in white sauces where you don’t want
to see the black specks. Use in moderation as the heat can override
more subtle ingredients.
(2.13oz)
$5.50





Pepper / Black Table Grind
(2.13oz)
$6.50




Pepper /Fine Grind (White)
(2.13oz)
$7.50





Rosemary /cut
Rosemary provides a wonderful fragrance when heated with your
favorite chicken or bread recipe. It’s popular in Italian and
Mediterranean cooking and is said to bring good luck. The pungent,
woody and pine-like flavor compliments starchy foods like dumplings,
bread or potatoes and can be added to tomato based soups, marinades,
dressings, couscous, casseroles, chicken and poultry recipes.
Rosemary is also packed with antioxidants and other health
benefits.
(1.25oz)
$4.95





Rosemary / Powder
Rosemary provides a wonderful fragrance when heated with your
favorite chicken or bread recipe. It’s popular in Italian and
Mediterranean cooking and is said to bring good luck. The pungent,
woody and pine-like flavor compliments starchy foods like dumplings,
bread or potatoes and can be added to tomato based soups, marinades,
dressings, couscous, casseroles, chicken and poultry recipes.
Rosemary is also packed with antioxidants and other health
benefits.
(1.25oz)
$6.50





Sage / Fine Powder
Sage has a unique and pungent flavor that is used to flavor cheese,
sausage, pasta, poultry and stuffing recipes. It’s a great
accompaniment to fatty foods such as pork, goose and duck because
of it “grease-cutting” attributes. It is best used in moderation
and in dishes that are being cooked for a long time such as
soups, stews, and casseroles. Sage has been known to boost
energy, help the immune system and some can feel relief from
tension of everyday stress and busy schedules.
(1.13oz)
$6.50





Savory / Whole
(Summer Savory) This herb brings a distinct taste to otherwise
mild foods without overpowering them. Savory compliments egg
dishes, beans, lentils, peas, salad, meatloaf, sausage and
sauce. It’s robust flavor holds up well in long, slow-cooked
dishes such as soup and stew and is a good addition to bread
crumbs for stuffing or coating for veal and fish.
(.50oz)
$6.50





Sesame Seed – Natural / Whole
Sesame has almost no aroma but when chewed, their texture is
crunchy and has a nutty flavor with a hint of sharpness. Sesame
seeds can be added to breads, chicken dishes, Asian recipes
and can even be toasted and sprinkled over salads. It can improve
your digestive system functions by helping to digest food more
easily.
(2.25 oz)
$5.50





Szchuan Pepper
Szchuan pepper is not in the pepper family and should not to be confused
with vine peppers. It refers to the dried berries of the prickly
ash tree. The aroma is warm, peppery and fragrant with citrus
notes and the flavor is similarly pepper-like and tangy which
leaves a lingering taste. It compliments rich and fatty foods
such as pork and roast duck and can be a tasty seasoning in seafood,
meat and poultry dishes. Tangy, sharp flavor
(2.13 oz)
$6.50





Sumac / Powder
Sumac powder is deep burgundy in color and has a course texture.
It is very popular in the Middle East and used as a souring agent
instead of lemon. Sumac is delicious on roasted meats, grilled
fish and chicken, sprinkled on salad, hummus, or to give lamb
or chicken kabobs flavor. Sumac gives recipes a fruity, sour,
tangy flavor similar to lemon or vinegar. Red powder
with peppery, tart taste

(2 oz)
$5.25





Tarragon Leaf / Whole
Licorice-anise aroma and tart, lingering flavor, Tarragon is
best known for the unique flavor it gives to Bearnaise sauce.
This aromatic herb is used extensively in French cooking and
can also be added to fish and shellfish dishes. It compliments
chicken, turkey, veal, and most egg dishes. Ancient Greeks
used to chew tarragon to numb their mouth when they had a toothache
and the Romans used it to prevent fatigue when on long journeys.
Today, some believe tarragon acts as a diuretic, appetite stimulant
and aids the digestive tract.
(1 oz)
$5.25





Thyme Leaf  / cut
An herb from the Mediterranean, thyme is found in more dishes
than not and imparts a pleasing, warm, pungent, spicy aroma.
Its lingering, mouth-freshening sharpness brings an agreeable
depth of flavor to soups, stews, casseroles and most dishes
containing meat like sausages, meatloaf and chicken. Thyme
contains the volatile oil thymol, which can be useful in the
digestion tract.
(.88oz)
$6.95





Thyme Leaf / Powder
An herb from the Mediterranean, thyme is found in more dishes
than not and imparts a pleasing, warm, pungent, spicy aroma.
Its lingering, mouth-freshening sharpness brings an agreeable
depth of flavor to soups, stews, casseroles and most dishes
containing meat like sausages, meatloaf and chicken. Thyme
contains the volatile oil thymol, which can be useful in the
digestion tract.
(1.38oz)
$6.00




Turmeric / Powder
Turmeric is widely used to add color to food however it is versatile
in many dishes. It is most often associated with curries and
Indian cuisine and can be added to rice to give a delicate
yellow color. Turmeric has a distinct earthy aroma and pleasing,
sharp, bitter, spicy, and lingering depth of flavor that is
very unique. Some refer to turmeric as Indian saffron but should
not be to used in a recipe as a substitution because the flavor
is very different.
(2 oz)
$4.50




Any plant substance may produce an allergic reaction in some people.  Where medicinal uses are indicated, it is general information and
not specific to individuals. Any medical conditions should always be referred to a qualified physician. We do not intend to offer any medical advice or treatment and suggest that you see your doctor to answer any and all medical or health related questions or issues.  Pregnant and nursing mothers should always check with a qualified health care provider before ingesting herbs.