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Spices, herbs & seasonings to buy in our online Spice Store

Spices, herbs and seasonings buy on-line in our Spice Store and your taste buds explode. Our Spices are the dried parts of a plant. They are the fruits, leaves, florals, seeds, juice or roots of a plant and are used in various ways. Herbs and spices add flavor to our daily food, preserve food or can be used as a medicine.

Ajwain, Carom Seeds- Trachyspermum ammi

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Ajwain, Bishop's Weed - Trachyspermum Ammi

  • Ajwain, when roasting (fat-free) in a pan, unfolds a fine fragrance and tastes like thyme
  • it is an intense spice, please use it sparingly otherwise, your dish might taste bitter
  • flavors Indian dishes, potatoes or fish
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Anatto - Bixa orellana - Caribbean

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30098
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Annatto - Bixa Orellana Caribbean

  • Annatto is for seasoning and dyeing food
  • peppery, nutmeg-like aroma
  • for soups & rice dishes
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Anise seeds - Pimpinella anisum - Indian spice

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80001
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Anise seeds Pimpinella

  • Anise seeds have a sweet aromatic - taste of licorice
  • as tea
  • for baking
  • antiseptic effect - in cough juice & sweets
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Anise ground

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80005
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Anis ground

  • sweet aromatic fragrance
  • tastes of licorice
  • refines spicy and sweet food
  • flavors fish soups, sauces, cakes
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Barberries - Berberis Vulgaris - Spice

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80092
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Barberries - Berberis Vulgaris

  • barberries are rich in vitamin C
  • Their sour taste is reminiscent of currants
  • for jellies, rice, pilaws & stews
  • What are barberries? How do they taste?
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Poppy seeds blue - Papaver Somniferum

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80093
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Blue poppy seeds

  • nutty, sweet aroma, reminiscent of almonds
  • Taste more intense by roasting
  • High protein & oil content
  • For baking: rolls, halva, cakes
  • for vegetables: cauliflower, zucchini, potatoes
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Fenugreek seeds - Trigonella Foenum

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80094
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Fenugreek Trigonella Foenum

  • Fenugreek tastes spicy aromatic
  • slightly bitter
  • smells of curry
  • nutty - if roasted
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Fenugreek powder, Methi ground

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30063
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Fenugreek powder

  • Fenugreek powder - the curry spice
  • for the production of curry powder
  • bitter-sweet aroma
  • fine tart & spicy
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Brown Mustard seeds

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80145
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Brown Mustard seeds whole

  • nutty & spicy
  • for insertion, cooking & marinating
  • Sausages, vegetables, pickles
  • BBQ Sauces, Sauces, Simmering Dishes
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Cinnamon sticks Indonesia, ca. 8 cm,

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80039
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What is Cinnamon Sticks Cassia?

Cinnamon Sticks is obtained from the bark of the Chinese cinnamon tree Cinnamomum cassia. There are four different types of cinnamon on the market available:

  • Ceylon cinnamon: Cinnamomum zeylanicum (also c.verum)
  • Chinese cinnamon the cassia: Cinnamomum cassia (also c.aromaticum)
  • Indian Cinnamon: Cinnamomum burmanii
  • Vietnamese cinnamon: Cinnamomum loureiroi
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Cayenne Pepper - Capsicum frutescens

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80003
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Cayenne Pepper Capsicum frutescens

  • Cayenne pepper is fruity & fiery-sharp in taste
  • for grill sauces to BBQ
  • Seafood, Stews, Soups, Pizza
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Chili Strings, China,

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80096
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Chili threads

  • finely sliced Chillies
  • mild Sharp aroma
  • For seasoning and decorative topping
  • Fish, crustaceans, salads, soups, hamburgers, desserts
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Dill Seeds - Anethum graveolens

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80004
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Dill seeds spice

  • delicate aniseed aroma, reminiscent of sweet cumin
  • for vegetarians and vegans
  • spices vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, carrots, beetroot
  • Legumes: chickpeas, lentils.
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Fennel seeds - Foeniculum vulgare

Orlandosidee
80012
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Fennel seeds:

  • Fennel seeds for baking bread as in Iraq
  • Vegetables, cucumbers, tomatoes & lamb dishes
  • Fish, Seafood
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Galangal - Alpina galanga - Asian spice

Orlandosidee
80126
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Galangal root powder- Alpina galanga - Asian spice

  • Galangal root powder bitter, slightly burning aroma
  • similar to ginger
  • Asian cuisine: curries, sauces, and poultry dishes
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Goji Berries - Lycium barbarum

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80832
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Goji berries

  • Goji Berries used in traditional Asian medicine
  • sweet-sour in taste
  • Yogurt, Smoothies, Cereals
  • long used in Asian cuisine
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Ground Ginger - Zingiber officinala

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80017
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Ground Ginger

  • ground Ginger tastes spicy & peppery, with a lemon aroma
  • for broths, rice dishes, fish & poultry
  • Smoothies, Hot Drinks, Soups
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Cardamom ground - Elettaria cardamomum

Orlandosidee
80130
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Ground Cardamom - Elettaria cardamomum

  • cardamom ground sweet-spicy & slightly spicy aroma
  • smells of lemon, sandalwood, rose, eucalyptus & honey
  • ideal for hot drinks, yogi tea, mulled wine & coffee
  • for baking, rice, fruit salad
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Cardamom green - Elettaria cardamomum

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80019
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Cardamom Capsules Green

  • sweet-spicy & spicy aroma
  • smells of lemon, sandalwood, eucalyptus, rose & honey
  • for baking & seasoning
  • Cake, Pastries, Drinks (Tea, Coffee) Curry Dishes
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Cardamom black, Amomum subulatum

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80156
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Cardamom black, Amomum subulatum

  • black cardamom has a bitter, tart-smoky taste
  • Eucalyptus smell
  • spice of North Indian cuisine
  • for meat or vegetable dishes
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Black Garlic, Allium Sativum

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80843
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Black garlic - Allium sativum - is a Spanish specialty.

  • Spanish specialty
  • Taste of liquorice & plums
  • sweet - aromatic, creamy, notes of caramel
  • for seasoning Coq au vin, on warm bread
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Garlic Flakes - Allium sativum

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80020
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Garlic flakes - Allium sativum

  • Garlic flakes for refining lamb, poultry, beef, vegetables
  • fits with strong herbs such as thyme & rosemary
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Garlic ground - Allium sativum

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80134
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Garlic ground belongs to the family of the Alliaceae and genus Allium sativum and has its origin most likely in the south west of Asia.

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Coconut flakes - Cocos nucifera

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80135
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Coconut flakes - Cocos nucifera

  • Coconut flakes for baking, ice-making
  • Asian, Indian dishes
  • for muesli, smoothies, as toppings
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Coriander seeds - Coriandrum Sativum

Orlandosidee
80024
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Coriander seeds - The spice

  • Coriander tastes slightly peppery & has a sweet taste like orange peel
  • Fragrances floral, musky & after lemon
  • for seafood, hummus, fish, rice, pineapple, orange
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Coriander ground

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80023
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Coriander ground - spicy oriental

  • Coriander ground spicy oriental tastes slightly peppery & sweet
  • Refined fish, rice, fruit & bread.
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Cumin - Jeera - Cuminum Cyminum

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80128
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Cumin seeds- Jeera - Cuminum Cyminum

Cumin seeds, Cuminum cyminum, are a popular spice and belongs to the umbel family. These are the seeds of an annual Asian plant. They originated in the Egyptian Nile Valley and are today cultivated in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Cumin - Jeera ground

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80008
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Cumin - Jeera - ground Cuminum cyminum

  • The cumin has a spicy and sweet fragrance
  • slightly bitter & spicy
  • spices sauerkraut, cheese from Holland
  • oriental cuisine
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Caraway - Carum carvi

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80038
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Caraway seeds - Carum carvi

  • Caraway seeds taste spicy & sweet, similar to anise
  • for cabbage, bread, sauerkraut, quark supports digestion
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Caraway ground

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80040
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Caraway ground - buy cumin seeds powder

  • Caraway powder, warm-sweet & peppery scent
  • reminiscent of eucalyptus, anise and fennel
  • for Sauerkraut - White cabbage, potato, cheese
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Turmeric - Yellow Curd Curcuma longa

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80042
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Turmeric yellow root

  • Turmeric (yellow root) has an earthy & peppery aroma
  • also tastes with fish, meat, poultry, rice, eggs, spinach, lentils, beans and eggplant suitable for Smoothies & Golden Milk
  • seasons & dyes food golden yellow
  • alternative remedy
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Aril, Mace - Myristica Fragrans

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80090
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Aril - Mace, Myristica fragrans

  • Aril, Mace has a resinous & aromatic taste
  • finer & sweeter than nutmeg
  • for an egg, cheese, potato dishes
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Nutmeg Ceylon - Myristica fragrans

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80047
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Nutmeg Ceylon - Myristica fragrans - the spice; the plant and the cultivation - Buy Nutmeg  |  Exquisite Spices | On line Shop

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Nutmeg ground - Myristica fragrans

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80010
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The aroma of the nutmeg ground

Nutmeg ground - Myristica fragrans - The nutmeg has a spicy and warm aroma while its fragrance is sweet with highly aromatic notes of camphor and cloves. Finely ground nutmeg refines their dishes.

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Nutmeg and Macis

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80046
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Nutmeg and flower (Macis) Buy here in Europe's Spice Shop

Ceylon is known as the country of origin of the best nutmeg and cinnamon of the earth. The nutmeg is used in many different dishes. However, the nutmeg is essential for the preparation of the popular Béchamel sauce. The muscat blossom also called mace blossom has an exceptionally strong but fragrant, incense-like scent. It is the dried seed coat of the nutmeg tree and not the flower as one might suppose. Its taste is similar to that of the nutmeg but much more flowery and finer.
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Cloves - Syzygium aromaticum

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80051
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Cloves - Syzygium aromaticum

Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum lat.), or even carnations, are the dried flower buds of the clove tree. India, China, and the Orient use it widely as a spice for their dishes. We use it rather sparingly, which is very bad as it is a very aromatic spice.

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Cloves ground

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80053
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Cloves ground - delicious & intense spice

  • ground cloves refine compote
  • pickled fruits, sour roast, wild ragouts
  • Red cabbage, Sauerkraut
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Ginseng ground - Panax Ginseng

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30141
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Ginseng powder

  • Ginseng powder for yoghurt, smoothies
  • Coffee, tea, milk
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Green Bell Pepper Flakes - Capsicum annuum

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80055
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Green Bell Pepper Flakes

Green bell pepper flakes, Capsicum Annuum, from 50 gr up to 1 Kg bags. Order here in Europe's Exquisite Online Spice Store.

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Bell Pepper Spice - Paprika flakes red & mild

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80056
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Bell pepper spice - Paprika flakes red mild

Bell pepper spice, red flakes are similar to fresh sweet peppers. The subtle difference is that the dry paprika is a bit sharper in the end than the sweet paprika. Both belong, like the chili, to the plant genus Capsicum. They are nightshade plants (Solanaceae). The spice paprika - Capsicum Annuum is the most widespread variety in Europe.

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Paprika Powder hot - Slovakia

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80059
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Paprika powder hot, from Slovakia - from 50 gr - 1 Kg- Buy here in Europe's Spice Shop

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Paprika powder - sweet Capsicum annuum

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80058
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Paprika spice powder, mild-sweet

Paprika spice powder is delicious. We offer four different varieties mild-sweet, spicy hot, smokey sweet, and smokey hot in our Online Spice Store.

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Parsnip ground

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80232
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Parsnip ground

The parsnip or the Pastinaca sati is a plant species of the umbellifer family. It is a sweetish spicy vegetable
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French Chili Piment d'Espelette , Ustaritz, France,

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80060
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French  Chili Piment d'Espelette , Ustaritz, France,  Buy On line - Spice Shop
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Allspice, Jamaica or myrtle Pepper

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80061
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Allspice- an all-round talent

  • Allspice is a universal spice - a must in the spice rack
  • spices soups, cakes, mulled wine and much more
  • Pimenta is a popular spice with intense aromas
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Pimentón Smoked Paprika Powder

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80811
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Pimentón Smoked Paprika Powder, Spain (Extremadura Region)

  • Pimentón is a smoked paprika powder
  • The most used spice in Spanish cooking.
  • for eggs, octopus, chorizo, chicken or sauces
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Pimenton smoked Paprika powder from Spain, mild sweet

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80810
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Pimenton smoked paprika powder mild - Spain

  • Pimenton sweet smoked paprika powder
  • Traditional spice for chorizo from Spain
  • fits poultry, egg, potatoes
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Pine Nuts - Pinaceae China

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80226
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Pine Nuts Wildlife Collection - China

  • Pine Nuts - seeds of the pine cone
  • delicate flavor
  • buttery almond-like flavor with a resinous aroma
  • for pesto, cakes, salads
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Red beetroot powder

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80151
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Beetroot powder, finely ground

  • Beetroot powder has a sweet-tart-sour-fresh taste
  • refined smoothies, yogurt, dairy, ice cream, soups
  • sets color accents on your plate
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Saffron threads Sargol 1 A - ISO Norm 3632-2 Crocus sativus

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80050
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Saffron threads 1 A coupé  Sargol- Crocus sativus

  • Saffron threads ISO Norm 3632-2
  • 1 A coupé Sargol
  • Saffron threads 125 gr -250 gr- 500 gr or 1 Kg Price per e-mail.
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Nigella - Black Cumin

Orlandosidee
80098
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NIGELLA Sativa - Black Cumin, India - BUY online - Europe's Spice shop

Nigella Sativa is also called black cumin or black caraway. In the Asian region, they are called black onion seeds. Nigella is the seed of a fragile flower, the buttercup family, which has its origin in South West Asia. Today, India has the largest consumption of black caraway, being the largest producer of spice.

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Mustard seeds - Sinapis alba

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80065
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Mustard seeds yellow - Sinapis alba

  • Mustard seeds yellow for seasoning and mustard production
  • tastes aromatic & nutty
  • for preserving vegetables, sauces (mustard sauce), broths, meat dishes
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Sesame Seeds - Sesamum indicum

Orlandosidee
80066
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White Sesame seeds -  Sesamum indicum -synonym Sesamum Orientale

  • White sesame seeds from India
  • light nutty flavor for international cuisine
  • salads, bread, bakery, stir fry
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Black Sesame

Orlandosidee
80069
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Black Sesame - Black Sesame Seeds for sale

  • Black sesame has an aromatic nut flavor with a tart touch
  • ideal for oriental cuisine
  • for loaves, pita, flatbread
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Spinach powder, green,

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80152
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Spinach powder, green, Spinacia oleracea 

  • Spinach powder for smoothies or dyeing pasta
  • gently dried leaf spinach - finely ground
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Star Anise - Badian - Illicium verum

Orlandosidee
80078
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Star anise - Badian - Illicium verum

Star anise is also called Badian, its Latin name is Illicium verum, and it comes from China. Online Store - Buy Exquisite Spice

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Star anise ground - Badian powder

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80132
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Star anise ground Illicium verum

  • Star anise ground is an essential condiment in the Chinese cuisine
  • widespread spice in South East Asia
  • licorice flavor ideal for pork and chicken
  • leek, pumpkin, fish, and shrimps
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Sumac - Turkish spice

Orlandosidee
80067
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Sumac spice is a Turkish spice

  • Sumac is slightly sour & has a fruity - tart taste
  • Table spice of oriental cuisine
  • grilled meat, poultry, fish
  • Yogurt Dip, Herbal Sauces
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Licorice root - Glycyrrhizin glabra

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80703
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Licorice is the root of Glycyrrhizin glabra (legume) and has its Origin in southern Europe and Asia. In Southern Italy (Calabrien) licorice is very popular and chewed on as a mouth refresher.
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Tonca beans - Dipteryc odorata - Brazil

Orlandosidee
80228
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Tonca beans - Dipteryc odorata - from Brazil - Buy On line Exquisite Spices

(Other names Tonc bean, Tongo beans, Tonko beans, English Tonca bean)

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Juniper Berries . Juniperus communis

Orlandosidee
80071
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Juniper Berries Juniperus communis, Italy - Buy exquisite spices in our spice shop

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Wasabi Powder

Orlandosidee
80072
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Wasabi  "Rose of the mountain", is the Japanese name for Wasabi. It is one of the most used spice in Japan. It is so hot that it is also called Namida which means tear. Buy here online in our Spice Shop for Exquisite Spices.

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Cinnamon Ceylon ground

Orlandosidee
80139
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Cinnamon, Ceylon, ground Buy here in our Spice Shop.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices on earth and has its origin in Ceylon. Ground cinnamon is the ground bark of the cinnamon tree.

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Cinnamon ground, Cassia, Indonesia,

Orlandosidee
80073
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Cinnamon flower buds - Cinnamomum cassia

Orlandosidee
80080
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Cinnamon flower buds (dried) are the dried unripe fruits of the cassia cinnamon tree - cinnamomum cassia and they have a fine moschus flavor. Buy on-line Exquisite Spices

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Cinnamon sticks Ceylon type 00000 - 10 cm long

Orlandosidee
80074
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Our Exquisite Spice Selection

Our Exquisite Spice Selection

Orlandosidee Spices | Online Spice Store for exquisite spices and spice blends

Welcome to Orlandosidee - Spices of Star Chefs - Online spice store since 2005 for private retail and wholesale.

At Orlandosidee, we offer the finest spices, spice mixtures, fleur de sel, vanilla pods, and more. Everything your heart desires to refine your food you can find in our online shop. Furthermore, we offer Europe-wide shipping, either with GLS or Hermes. Within Germany, you have the choice between DHL and Hermes.

Your order will be shipped within 24 hours of receiving payment.

After shipping, we will send you an email with the shipping details from the company which you have selected. This will allow you to know exactly where your package is.

The World of Spices

The world of spices is exciting and delicate. People used to eat what was grown in their area. Nowadays, thanks to globalization, we have a much wider selection of foods and spices. We can create a small culinary trip around the world every day in our kitchens.

Spices contribute a great deal to the enjoyment of food. They give flavor, spice, and make your food more digestible and therefore healthier. Spices are not to be underestimated. Orlando has a large number of spices to offer and we look forward to browsing with you. Many spices will be familiar to you, but some will not. We give you an extensive reference work - our website - at hand. Here, you can inform yourself about individual spices before you try them in your culinary work. We always try to describe the taste of each product offered and make you a few application suggestions. On our other website at (www.orlandosidee.de) we have published a collection of recipes and encourage you to browse through them and try something new.

What are spices?

Spice is the fresh or dried parts of plants such as leaves, fruits, seeds, flowers, bark, juice or roots of plants. These spices and herbs are not only used as a seasoning, but also for the preservation of food and as a medicine.

Seasoning

Spices in general refine the taste, as well as the appearance of meals, by their ethereal oils and aromas. A well spiced dish can become a culinary delight and enhance the taste of a simple food.

Become the spice master

You can train your sense of taste and smell. Go slowly and patiently to explore the aromatic variety of spices. Try new spices with courage and get to know the differences. Each product is explained to you on our individual pages; where it comes from, how it tastes and what you can use it for. Try it out. Cooking food is great fun and when something new and good unexpectedly comes out of it, it makes twice as much fun!

The history of spices

There are countless writings that point out that spices have been used for centuries for seasoning food and drinks. Spices are mentioned not only in the Old Testament but also in the Gilgamesh Epic and in ancient Chinese texts.

In Egypt, archaeologists found spices during excavations in the tombs of pharaohs dating back to 3000 BC. The Egyptians use spices as perfume and for preservation. They use spices to embalm the dead, as well as to appease the gods.

During the time of the Roman Empire, the spice trade was firmly in the hands of Arab merchants. They were extraordinary salesmen, legendary merchants, and understood the art of acting. They were on guard not to reveal to their customers where their spice treasures came from. Thus, they kept the ways of procurement a secret and got a high price for their goods and spices.

Thanks to Marco Polo, who was very talkative, much became known about the spice plantations and their trading venues. Marco Polo wrote detailed travelogues on his voyages and for this reason grew the spice market in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

What is the spice street?

In the fifteenth century, prices for spices rose to astronomical heights. The trade routes to India by land were firmly in Arab and Persian hands. For the Europeans, it was almost impossible to get overland to India, so they had no choice but to find a way across the sea.

At that time, Spain and Portugal were the most powerful maritime nations. Both wanted a spice route to India as their first discovery, so they sent their sailors on a journey. For Spain, it was Christophorus Columbus. For Portugal, it was Vasco da Gama. Columbus spotted America on his western route and brought chilli and Jamaican pepper to Spain. Vasco da Gama traveled south and managed to find the spice route to India. He arrived in Calicut, the southern tip of India, on May 20th, 1498 after a ten-month journey. Then he drove around the Cape of Good Hope, along the East African coast to Malindi, and then to Calicut.

He returned to Lisbon with many spice samples on board. His way home was much more exhausting than his trip to India. Because of heavy storms at the Cape of Good Hope and Famine, he needed 1.5 years for his trip back to Portugal. He arrived in Lisbon on September 9th.1994. Over the next 100 years, Portugal became the most powerful trading nation. Now, the Portuguese could affordable buy their spices in India and sell them in Europe. Shortly thereafter, many spice plantations were owned by the Portuguese.

In the 17th century, the Dutch challenged the Portuguese to dominate the spice trade in bloody battles. In the 18th century, the English and other colonial powers from other nations came to India. On August 15th 1947, the Indians regained their independence.

Spice variety at Orlandosidee

With us you will find not only spices from around the world, but also lovingly mixed spice blends and salts. Our spice blends have been created according to recipes of different country kitchens. They are highly aromatic, but can also be further refined by you. Spice blends make cooking easier, giving you the opportunity to simply cook dishes from many different countries. I love Curry, Ras el Hanout, etc. These spices make it easy for me to bring new, delicious dishes to my table every day.

Come along and let yourself be inspired to discover new ways of cooking for yourself, family, and friends. With a little patience and effort, you will be rewarded. New delicate aromas and fragrances will fill your kitchen. Food is the joy of life. Even if you have small children, it is possible to cook fresh. Even the very little ones love to help prepare and, of course, try new dishes!

Do you already know long pepper, bakumba berries or passion berries? Come in and take a look at our product variety.

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