African Spices

If we think of all the emerging food trends that have taken America by storm in the last sixty years they all stemmed from immigrants coming to America in increasing numbers. After WW II pizza and Italian were all the rage. After the Vietnam war ended in the mid-70's we saw the rise of Vietnamese and Thai food. The 80's and 90's brought us Mexican and it's hybrid Tex-Mex. Well African is poised to carve out its own niche. The world's second largest continent has a wide range of dishes and flavors to titillate your taste buds and here you'll find a huge selection of some of the most commonly used spices and chiles to create some of these authentic dishes at home.

First time trying to create a dish from that part of the world? We'll help you out there as well as we've got numerous recipes from the various regions that are sure to spark some interest for the adventurous cook who loves to experiment in the kitchen. Some of our favorite African recipes that we've re-created in our test kitchen have included African Vegetable Stew, Spicy Berbere Lentil Stew and Chicken Tagine.

And if you're looking for even more of a deep dive into the foods, flavors and seasonings of Africa.
African Bird's Eye Chiles
African Bird's Eye Chiles
African Bird’s Eye Chiles, Capsicum frutescens, may also be called birds eye chili, dried bird eye chili, or birds eye chilli.
Birdseye Chile Powder
Birdseye Chile Powder
From the Capsicum frutescens species, our Ground Birdseye Chile (also commonly spelled  Bird's Eye Chile or Birds Eye Chile) is closely related to the fiery hot tabasco chile.
Black Cumin Seed
Black Cumin Seed
Black Cumin Seeds, Bunium persicum, are also known as Elwendia persica, Kala Jeera, Shaahi (or Shahi) Jeera, or Black Caraway.
California Garlic Powder
California Garlic Powder
Garlic Powder, Allium sativum, is also referred to as garlic power, California-style garlic powder, or powder garlic.
California Granulated Garlic
California Granulated Garlic
Granulated Garlic, Allium sativum, is also referred to as California granulated garlic, best granulated garlic, or garlic granule.
California Granulated Onion
California Granulated Onion
Granulated Onion, Allium cepa, is also called onion granules. Granulated Onion has an essential oil of .01% to .015%.  
California Minced Onion
California Minced Onion
When you choose California Minced Onion, you’re choosing powerful flavor and great texture.
California Onion Powder
California Onion Powder
Finely ground California Onion Powder exposes the maximum amount of an onion’s surface area, delivering pure flavor with no delay.
California Roasted Granulated Garlic
California Roasted Granulated Garlic
California Roasted Granulated Garlic, Allium sativum, is also referred to as roasted garlic granules or granulated, roasted garlic.
California Roasted Minced Garlic
California Roasted Minced Garlic
Roasted Minced Garlic, Allium sativum, is also referred to as dried garlic, dehydrated roasted garlic, or dried minced garlic.
California Toasted Granulated Onion
California Toasted Granulated Onion
California Toasted Granulated Onion delivers bold and savory flavor, tempered by roasting to coax out an onion’s sweet caramel notes locked inside.
California Toasted Minced Onion
California Toasted Minced Onion
Toasted to savory perfection, our California Toasted Minced Onion provides the deep, satisfying smell and flavor of roasted onions, with a little bit of texture and none of the tears.
California Toasted Onion Powder
California Toasted Onion Powder
Do you want the sweet, deep flavor of toasted onions without tears or toasting?
Cardamom Pods
Cardamom Pods
Cardamom (pronounced “kaar·duh·muhm”), Elettaria cardamomum, is also called green cardamomn pods or green cardamom.
Cardamom Seeds
Cardamom Seeds
Tucked inside the fibrous pale green jacket of a cardamom pod sit twelve or so nubbly little black seeds.
Cubeb Berries
Cubeb Berries
Barely known in the west, Cubeb has experienced a recent resurgence with spice aficionados as a delightful exotic spice.
Dried Cilantro
Dried Cilantro
Dried Cilantro (pronounced "see-laan-tro"), Coriandrum sativum, is also called dried cilantro leaves, dry cilantro, or dried coriander leaves.
Dried Mint
Dried Mint
Dried Spearmint, Mentha spicata, is also called dried mint, dried spearmint leaves, or dried mint leaves. Dried Spearmint has an essential oil content of .5%.  
Dried Shallots
Dried Shallots
Dried Shallots (pronounced “sha-luhts"), Allium cepa variety aggregatum, are also called dry shallots, dried shallot, or dehydrated shallots.
Ginger Powder
Ginger Powder
Ginger Powder (pronounced “jin-jr"), Zingiber officinale, is also called powdered ginger, ginger root powder, or ground ginger.
Grains of Paradise
Grains of Paradise
Grains of Paradise, Aframomum melegueta, is also called alligator pepper, paradise pepper, or grain of paradise. Grains of Paradise has an essential oil of .5% - 1.0%.
Ground Ajwain
Ground Ajwain
Dusky gold Ground Ajwain seed is fragrant and pungent, a chameleon-like spice that mimics the flavors and characteristics of other spices and herbs, while adding its own little bang.
Ground Bay Leaves
Ground Bay Leaves
Ground Bay Leaves, Laurus nobilis, are also called bay leaf powder, ground bay leaf, or bay leaves powder. Bay Leaves have an essential oil of .8% - 3.0%.  
Ground Cardamom
Ground Cardamom
There's nothing subtle about the taste of Ground Cardamom.
Ground Cumin
Ground Cumin
Ground Cumin (pronounced "khu-min"), Cuminum cyminum, is also called cumin powder, cumin spice or cumin seasoning. Cumin has an essential oil content of between 2.5% to 4.5%.
Ground Grains of Paradise
Ground Grains of Paradise
Grains of Paradise, Aframomum melegueta, is a member of the Zingiberaceae family (also known as the ginger family) and is closely related to cardamom, galangal, ginger and turmeric.
Ground Korintje Cinnamon
Ground Korintje Cinnamon
Ground Korintje Cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmannii, is also called Korintje cinnamon, Indonesian cinnamon, or just Korintje.
Organic Ajwain Seeds
Organic Ajwain Seeds
Ajwain seed, Trachysoermum ammi, pronounced "aj'o-wen", is a member of the Apiaceae family (commonly called the carrot, celery or parsley family) and is related to anise, asafoetida, caraw
Organic Bay Leaves
Organic Bay Leaves
Organic Bay Leaves, Laurus nobilis, are also called organic bay leaf. Bay Leaves have an essential oil of .8% - 3.0%.
Organic California Garlic Powder
Organic California Garlic Powder
Organic Garlic Powder, Allium sativum, is also called organic garlic powder grown in USA, California garlic powder, or USA garlic powder.
Organic California Granulated Garlic
Organic California Granulated Garlic
Organic Granulated Garlic is also referred to as organic garlic granules or California granulated garlic. Granulated Garlic has an essential oil of .1% - .25%.
Organic California Granulated Onion
Organic California Granulated Onion
Dehydrated, concentrated, and ground into flavor-packed granules, our Organic California Granulated Onion lets you enjoy the sweet pungency of onions without worries over unknown pesticides or harm
Organic California Minced Garlic
Organic California Minced Garlic
Organic California Minced Garlic is a great way to add a little bit of texture and get a lot of garlic flavor.
Organic California Minced Onion
Organic California Minced Onion
Cut into a fine mince, our Organic California Minced Onion provide the pungent taste of onion in a versatile form without concern over pesticides or hidden chemicals.
Organic California Onion Powder
Organic California Onion Powder
The sweet softness of Organic California Onion Powder may look unassuming, but it’s loaded with bold onion flavor.
Organic California Roasted Granulated Garlic
Organic California Roasted Granulated Garlic
This is the garlic you’re looking for if you want a smooth blending garlic that doesn’t have lumps or clumps and provides mellow garlic flavor.
Organic California Roasted Minced Garlic
Organic California Roasted Minced Garlic
If you’re looking for texture and mellow garlic flavor, our Organic California Roasted Minced Garlic is that which you seek.
Organic Cardamom Seeds
Organic Cardamom Seeds
Cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum, is a member of the Zinziberaceae  family (ginger family) and is closely related to galangal, ginger, grains of paradise and turmeric.
Organic Cilantro
Organic Cilantro
Cilantro, pronounced “see-LAHN-tro,” has the scientific name Coriandrum sativum. It comes from the coriander plant, which is one of the few plants that produces both an herb and a spice.
Organic Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Organic Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Most red pepper flakes are from the species Capsicum annuum. Our Organic Crushed Red Pepper Flakes come from the dried and pulverized fruits ofseveral types of chiles.
Organic Ground Ajwain
Organic Ground Ajwain
Ajwain seed, Trachysoermum ammi, pronounced "aj'o-wen", is a member of the Apiaceae i family (commonly called the carrot, celery or parsley family) and is related to anise, asafoe
Organic Ground Bay Leaves
Organic Ground Bay Leaves
With a strong menthol-and-eucalyptus scent, our Organic Ground Bay Leaves assert themselves right from the start.
Organic Ground Cardamom
Organic Ground Cardamom
Cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum, is a member of the Zinziberaceae  family (ginger family) and is closely related to galangal, ginger, grains of paradise and tu
Organic Ground Cloves
Organic Ground Cloves
Organic cloves are a spice with quite a few different uses. Throughout history, they have played an important role in both the spice, incense and perfume industry.
Organic Ground Nutmeg
Organic Ground Nutmeg
The word for nutmeg comes from the Latin "nux" and "muscat" meaning nut and musky, respectively. The scientific name is Myristica fragrans of the Myristicaceae family.
Organic Lemon Juice Powder
Organic Lemon Juice Powder
Lemon Juice Powder, Citrus limon, is also called lemon powder, organic lemon powder, or powdered lemon.
Organic Marjoram
Organic Marjoram
Marjoram, Origanum hortensis, is from the family Lamiaceae and is closely related to basil, lavender, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, savory and thyme.
Organic White Sesame Seed
Organic White Sesame Seed
Sesame seeds are just a small part of the history of food in the world, but they are by no means unimportant.
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