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Culinary Herbs A-C

These items are being phased out, please send an email on availability to thistledew@ymail.com

All Teas and spices are shipped in a resealable bag unless a beautiful glass jar is purchased for $2.00. 

We have gone from weighing out each herb in ounces to the generic $3.00 bag. If the herb is more expensive the herb is packaged in a small 1x2" bag. If it is a cheaper herb then it is packaged in a standard 3x4" bag.

Some more exotic spices are harder to find, call the store for availability 865-277-9063

Some of these products have been packaged on equipment that also packages peanuts and tree nuts.


Allspice Whole - Jamiacan

$ 3.00 USD

Pimenta Dioica

Allspice tastes good with most spices. It can be used in pickling, marinades, chutneys, desserts. It imparts a warm flavor and is often associated with autumn and winter fare. It is also good when mixed with peppercorns for an interesting change from straight pepper.

Jamaican allspice is considered the best grade for culinary use. Allspice is native to the Americas and was introduced to Europe by the Spanish. Allspice is the berry of a flowering tree. The berry is used dry and is a deep brown color, small and round, about 1 cm in diameter. The name Allspice describes the multiple tones of this berry; it tastes like a combination of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves and Peppercorns. Allspice is best when ground fresh just before use.

 

 

Allspice Powder

$ 3.00 USD

Pimenta Dioica

Central America

Allspice is very versatile. It can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. It is often used to season poultry, squash and desserts. The slight peppery undertones of Allspice make it an obvious choice to mix with fresh ground pepper. It is also good when mixed with peppercorns for an interesting change from straight pepper.

Allspice was introduced to Europe by the Spanish who brought it back from the New World. Now Allspice is an important seasoning in cuisines across the globe. The name Allspice describes the flavor of this berry; it is reminiscent of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and pepper. The Allspice berry is picked when green, dried and ground.

 

Anise Seeds - Whole

$ 3.00 USD

Pimpinella Anisum

Turkey

Mediterranean & Italian Cooking

True anise seeds, not to be confused with star anise. These small, brown seeds are about 3-4mm in length. Has a characteristic licorice-like flavor.

 

 

Anise Star

$ 3.00 USD

Illicium Verum

China or Vietnam

Asian Cooking, Potpourri, Mulling Spice

Many stars broken; item is not select whole stars.

 

Basil Sweet CA Cut & Sifted

$ 3.00 USD

Ocimum Basilicum

California, USA

Pasta, Italian Sauces, Vegetables

Fragrant & sweet. Typical basil type sold in stores

 

Basil Egyptian Cut & Sifted

$ 3.00 USD

Ocimum Basilicum

Egypt

Culinary Herb For Pasta, Vegetables, Sauces

Not as green or sweet as #14 California basil. Has a more anise-like flavor; a pungent and economical alternative to California basil.

 

Bay Leaves

$ 3.00 USD

Laurus Nobilis

Turkey

Culinary, Pickling, Simmering Potpourri

This is true Bay Laurel, preferable to the mentholated, sharp California Bay leaf. As a culinary herb, bay leaves lend a rich flavor to soups, stews, sauces, and other dishes. Somewhat brittle leaves; generally not recommended for stringing projects

Many leaves not in perfect condition (some broken)

   
 

Caraway Seeds - Whole

$ 3.00 USD

Carum Carvi

Canada

Caraway has a pungent, anise-like flavor. Often used as a spice in breads, especially ryes, and soups, potatoes, borscht, and European cuisine.

 

Cardamom Pods (Green)

$ 3.00 USD

Elettaria Cardamomum

 Guatemala

Indian Cuisine, Turkish Coffee, Rice Pilaf

Fancy whole green pods. Best stored in the refrigerator in a glass jar

 

 

Cardamom Seeds

$ 3.00 USD

Elettaria Cardamomum

Guatemala

Culinary, Coffee, Tea

The seeds of cardamom, which are sometimes referred to as decorticated.  Cardamom is a highly scented spice with a variety of typical uses based on regional cuisines.  Cardamom is generally one of the most expensive spices, along with vanilla and saffron, due to its labor intensive harvest.  The majority of cardamom on the world markets is grown in Guatemala and India.

The unprecedentedly high price of cardamom is due to crop shortages in Guatemala and high bids from foreign markets

   
 

Cardamom Seeds - Powder

$ 3.00 USD

Elettaria Cardamomum

Guatemala

Indian Cuisine, Baking, Desserts, Coffee And Tea

Use as with cinnamon in coffee cake and apple pies

 

Cayenne - 40 heat USA

$ 3.00 USD

Capsicum Annuum

United States

Add Heat To Spicy Dishes

Dark red color. 40 heat is the mildest of cayenne peppers available. Best stored in the refrigerator

 

Cayenne - 60 heat India

$ 3.00 USD

Capsicum Annuum

India

Culinary, Medicinal

Used to add heat to dishes. Medium heat cayenne pepper, 60,000-70,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Best stored in refrigerator if keeping long-term

 

Cayenne - 90 heat India

$ 3.00 USD

Capsicum Annuum

India

Culinary, Medicinal

Used to add heat to dishes. The hottest cayenne pepper we carry; 90,000-100,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Best stored in refrigerator if keeping long-term.

 

Celery Seeds Powder

$ 3.00 USD

Apium Graveolens

India

 

Celery Seeds Whole

$ 3.00 USD

Apium Graveolens

India

Potato Salad, Vegetables, Soups

 

Celery Stalk & Leaf

$ 3.00 USD

Dried Celery Stalks and leaf

 

 

Chili Flakes 1/4 inch

$ 3.00 USD

Capsicum Annuum

India

Blend of hot and mild chili flakes, commonly used for sprinkling on pizza. About 35,000 heat (Scoville Heat Units). Best stored in refrigerator if keeping long-term to prevent browning and loss of flavor

   
 

Chilis Ground Ancho

$ 3.00 USD

Best stored in the refrigerator. Ancho has a classic chili flavor. This mild, dark, earthy chili has fruity notes and a grainy texture. Great chili for rub blends, chili beans, rubs, Mexican and Southwest dishes, and gourmet creations

Contains max 2% Silicon Dioxide (Anti-Caking Agent) and max 100 PPM Ethoxyquin (Anti-Oxidant

 

Chilis Ground Chipolte

$ 3.00 USD

Capsicum Annum

Mexico

Perfect for salsas, meat rubs, marinades, and chili sauces. Chipolte chilis are Jalapeño chili peppers that are allowed to fully ripen and then are smoked dry, usually over mesquite wood, for several days. The result of this process yields a chili that lends a mildly hot and earthy spiciness to dishes. About 40,000 heat on the Scoville scale.

Smoke-Dried Jalapeño Chili Peppers, Silicon Dioxide as anti-caking agent (max 2%), Ethoxyquin as anti-oxidant (Max 100 PPM)

For a salt rub, we suggest a two to one salt to chipotle ratio (try this with our French grey salt!).
For chipotle butter, simply combine chipotle powder with melted butter and a little bit of lime juice.  Allow the butter to cool and reharden, and then use on seafood or grilled corn

 

 

Chilis Ground New Mexico

$ 3.00 USD

Capsicum Annumm

New Mexico

Pure mild red chili, preferred by gourmet cooks. Best stored in refrigerator

Silicon Dioxide is added at less than 2% as a free flow agent

 

 
 

Chilis Whole Anchos

$ 3.00 USD

4 Units

 

Chives Cut & Sifted

$ 3.00 USD

Allium Schoenoprasm

import

Flavor reminiscent of a sweeter, milder version of an onion. Commonly used as a condiment for fish, potatoes, and soups

 

Cilantro Cut & Sifted USA

$ 3.00 USD

Coriandrum Sativum

Israel

Not as pungent or flavorful as fresh cilantro. Used like dry parsley flakes for salsas, soups, sauces, and chili.  Technically, cilantro should be referred to as coriander leaf, though the coriander plant is most often referred to as the cilantro plant in the USA

 

Cinnamon Chips - Small

$ 3.00 USD

Cinnamomum Cassia

Indonesia

Tea Blending, Mulling Spice, Pickling, Potpourri: Sachets & Simmer

 

Cinnamon Powder Indonesia

$ 3.00 USD

Cinnamomum Cassia

Indonesia

Baking, Desserts, Pomander Powder Spice, Etc

Korintje Cinnamon. Approx 2.5-2.75% oil content. This is hot apple pie type cinnamon

 

Cinnamon Saigon

$ 3.00 USD

Cinnamomum Loureiroi

Vietnam

Saigon cinnamon is an extraordinarily intense and flavorful cinnamon, with a whopping 5% essential oil content (as opposed to most other cinnamons which have about 2.5% oil content). It packs a full punch of cinnamon intensity, and features well in dishes where cinnamon is key, such as in desserts, cinnamon rolls, etc

 

 

Cinnamon Sticks 2.75"

$ 3.00 USD

Cinnamomum Cassia

Indonesia

Simmering Potpourri, Crafting, Mulling Spice, Culinary

Aka Batavian Cassia, 2.75 inches in length (6.99 cm). Popular size for garlands

 

Cinnamon Sticks 6"

$ 3.00 USD

Cinnamomum Cassia

Indonesia

Hot Cider, Garlands & Wreaths, Crafting

 

 

Cinnamon Sticks 10"

$ 3.00 USD

Cinnamomum Cassia

Indonesia

Crafting

Call for availability

 

 

Cinnamon Sticks 18"

$ 3.00 USD

Cinnamomum Cassia

Indonesia

Crafting, Spice Wreath & Centerpieces

Call for availibilty

 

Cloves Powder

$ 3.00 USD

Syzygium Aromaticum / Caryophyllus Aromaticus

Madagascar

Culinary, Baking, Desserts, Pomanders, Natural Health

A potent spice that is used sparingly. High oil content may warp or melt some plastic spice jars. Our PET spice jars do not warp or melt

 

 

Cloves Whole

$ 3.00 USD

Syzygium Aromaticum / Caryophyllus Aromaticus

Madagascar

Culinary, Baking, Pomanders, Natural Health

A potent spice that is used sparingly. High oil content may warp or melt some plastic spice jars

 

Coriander Seeds Powder

$ 3.00 USD

Coriandrum Sativum

Canada

Coriander is the seed of the plant commonly called cilantro in the USA

 

Coriander Seeds Whole

$ 3.00 USD

Coriandrum Sativum

Canada

Coriander is the seed of the plant commonly called cilantro in the USA

 

Cumin Seeds Powder

$ 3.00 USD

Cuminum Cyminum

India

Sometimes spelled cummin. Cumin plays an important role in Mexican, Thai, Indian, and Mediterranean dishes

 

Cumin Seeds Whole

$ 3.00 USD

Cuminum Cyminum

India

Sometimes spelled cummin. Cumin plays an important role in Mexican, Thai, Indian, and Mediterranean dishes.  Cumin seeds are often toasted by being heated in an ungreased frying pan to help release their essential oils

 

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