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Exotic Spices

Where do you want to go today? Try some Japanese nori for a bold, umami taste of brine and sea. Experience the heady citrus of our makrut lime leaves and bring the taste of Thailand to your kitchen. Travel to the South Pacific and enjoy the peppery-bright, resinous complexity of our Indonesian long pepper. Or revel in the smoky menthol of black cardamom. With exotic spices you’ve got the world at your countertops. Scroll down to plan your next culinary destination.
Ajwain Seeds
Ajwain Seeds
Ajwain Seeds are a pungent little spice that packs a lot into a small package.
Amchur
Amchur
(am-CHOOR)
Anise Seed
Anise Seed
Sweet, warm Anise Seed are small, pleasantly striped, greyish-brown seeds, often seen with a completely edible stem attached.
Annatto Seeds
Annatto Seeds
Annatto Seed, sometimes called achiote seed, is used more for its color than for its flavor.
Asafoetida Powder
Asafoetida Powder
Asafoetida (pronounced “ah-sah-FEH-teh-dah”), is also called asafoetida powder, asafetida, or compounded asafoetida powder.
Black Mustard Seed
Black Mustard Seed
Black Mustard Seeds, Brassica nigra, are also called black mustard, brown mustard, or true mustard.
Byadgi Chile
Byadgi Chile
From the Capsicum annuum type of chiles, Byadgi Chiles are an extremely popular chile with a flavor that is fruity and earthy.
Cubeb Berries
Cubeb Berries
Barely known in the west, Cubeb has experienced a recent resurgence with spice aficionados as a delightful exotic spice.
Dried Sumac Berries
Dried Sumac Berries
Dried Sumac Berries, Rhus coraria, are small, tart, brilliantly red-to-burgundy berries.
Fish Sauce Powder
Fish Sauce Powder
Fish Sauce Powder is a pungent, salty seasoning made from dried fish bonded to an inert carrier.
Galangal Powder
Galangal Powder
Galangal Powder (pronounced "guh-lang-gl"), Alpinia officinarum, is also called galangal root, dried galangal, or galangal spice.
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 Anise Seed
Ground Anise Seed
Warm and toasty Ground Anise Seed brings cozy flavors to your kitchen.
Ground Annatto
Ground Annatto
The scientific name of Annatto seeds (pronounced ‘a-na-toe') is Bixa orellana and these are native to South America.
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 Sichuan Peppercorns
Ground Sichuan Peppercorns
Ground Sichuan Peppercorns have a heady, deep-forest smell, rich with fragrant woods and savory notes of anise and camphor.
Ground Star Anise
Ground Star Anise
Star Anise is also known as anise star or Chinese star anise and the Chinese translation means eight points and whole star anise typically features eight points,  but they can also be found with as
Ground Sumac
Ground Sumac
Ground Sumac Berries have a friendly, welcoming scent that lives somewhere between ripe raspberries and tart lemon.
Horseradish Root Powder
Horseradish Root Powder
Horseradish Powder (pronounced horse-rad-ish), Armoracia rusticana, is also called dried horseradish, powdered horseradish, or horseradish seasoning.
Hot Mustard Powder
Hot Mustard Powder
Hot Mustard Powder, Brassica juncea is also called Chinese hot mustard powder, Chinese mustard powder, or Oriental mustard powder.
Juniper Berries
Juniper Berries
Juniper Berries, Juniperus communis, are also called juniper berry. Juniper Berries have .5% - 2.0% essential oil.  
Korean Chili Flakes
Korean Chili Flakes
Korean Chili Flakes, capsicum annuum, are also called Korean red pepper flakes, Gochugaru flakes, or pepper flakes.  
Long Pepper
Long Pepper
Long Pepper, Piper longrum, is also called pipli, long spice, or pippali. Long Pepper has an essential oil of .5% - 1.0%.  
Mace Blades
Mace Blades
Mace blades are the weirdest looking spice in the whole world. These freaky little things are intimately linked to nutmeg, as they both come from the same plant.
Mahleb
Mahleb
Mahleb is a dried kernel of the St. Lucie Cherry tree, or Prunus mahaleb, that contains some important acids like the oleic and linoleic acids.
Nigella Sativa
Nigella Sativa
Nigella Sativa’s faint, barely-there fragrance may fool you into thinking that it’s a little black seed that doesn’t have a lot to offer. Think again.
Nori Flakes
Nori Flakes
Nori Flakes (pronounced "naw-ree"), Porphyra, are also called nori, seaweed flakes, or dried nori.  
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 Anise Seeds
Organic Anise Seeds
Anise seed, or Pimpinella anisum, is of the parsley family and is related to caraway, cumin, dill, and fennel.
Organic Annatto Seeds
Organic Annatto Seeds
Annatto seed is the alternate name for the more commonly known "achiote," pronounced "ah-chee-OH-tay." They are called annatto when used in food or in cosmetic applications.
Organic Beetroot Powder
Organic Beetroot Powder
Beetroot Powder, Beta vulgaris, is from the Amaranthaceae  family and is related to the ancient grain amaranth.
Organic Dill Pollen
Organic Dill Pollen
Minty, floral, and herbaceous Dill Pollen comes from the flowering heads of Dill plants (Anetheum graveolens). What is Dill Pollen 
Organic Fennel Pollen - 1 oz
Organic Fennel Pollen - 1 oz
Fennel Pollen, Foeniculum vulgare, is a member of the parsley family (Apiaceae family) and is closely related to anise, asafoetida, caraway, chervil, coriander, culantro, dill, lovage and
Organic Galangal Powder
Organic Galangal Powder
Organic Galangal (guh-LAN-guhl) Powder, Alpinia galangal, is a rhizomatic tuber that’s a close relative of Ginger Root and
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 Juniper Berries
Organic Juniper Berries
From appearance alone, it may be easy to identify Juniper Berries as in fact being berries. However, they are truly the seed-cone produced by various junipers or Juniperus communis.
Organic Nigella Sativa Seeds
Organic Nigella Sativa Seeds
Organic Nigella Seeds, Nigella sativa, are also called charnushka, black seed, or kalonji.
Organic Red Miso Powder
Organic Red Miso Powder
Miso Powder, is also called red miso powder, miso seasoning, or dried miso.  
Organic White Miso
Organic White Miso
With its gentle funk and bold umami punch, Organic White Miso Powder originated in Japan but has found its way into a wide range of cuisines and recipes.
Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles
Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles
Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles (pronounced "Pah-SEE-yah day Waa-HAAK-kah"), Capsicum annuum, are also called pasilla Mixe (pronounced “mee-hay”), chile
Piment d'Espelette
Piment d'Espelette
Piment d’Espelette or Espelette Pepper is a crucial part of French cooking. The part of French cooking that includes a spicy flare, that is.
Pondicherry Peppercorns
Pondicherry Peppercorns
Pondicherry Peppercorns (pronounced “paan-duh-cheh-ree”), Piper nigrum, are also called red peppercorns, red pepper corns, or Pondicherry pepper.
Pure Wasabi Powder
Pure Wasabi Powder
When first experiencing Pure Wasabi Powder, its gentle nature is at the forefront.
Saffron
Saffron
Cloaked in majestic carmine red, Saffron by its presence shows why it is the world’s most expensive spice. The stigma of the Crocus sativus, Saffron embraces many qualities.
Sichuan Peppercorns
Sichuan Peppercorns
Despite the name, Sichuan Peppercorns are not peppercorns at all. These curious little nuggets are the outer pod from the fruit of the prickly ash bush, a plant indigenous to China.
Star Anise
Star Anise
The distinctive Star Anise has a heady, earthy, and licorice-y fragrance, with a hint of sweet pepper that tickles the end of the nose.
Tamarind Powder
Tamarind Powder
Tamarind Powder (pronounced "TAM-uh-rihnd"), Tamarindus indica, is also called tamarind spice, dried tamarind, or tamarin spice.
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