Mediterranean Spices

Most of us are at the very least acquainted with Mediterranean food and are familiar with terms like “Mediterranean diet”, but “Mediterranean” means more than most people realize. Actual Mediterranean cuisine encompasses the entire Mediterranean basin. Its western coast is formed by the tip of the Iberian Peninsula, then it travels across northern Africa and southern Europe, and reaches its eastern shores at Lebanon and Israel. It includes the countries of Spain, Italy, and Greece—what is commonly thought of as “Mediterranean”—and Egypt, Turkey and Syria, among many others.

The Mediterranean was a major route for the ancient spice trade; the city of Aleppo, in northern Syria, was a center for trade as far back as the third millennium BC. These sun-drenched lands have seen all manner of fragrant, flavor-packed spices pass through, and as time and familiarity will do, the countries involved have incorporated these thousands of years of spices into the cultures that surround the Mediterranean. Our individual ingredients and the seasoning blends we create embody the wide range of culinary influences across this region.

Aleppo Pepper
Aleppo Pepper
Aleppo peppers have a fruity, raisin-like flavor with an undertone of earthy cumin and lemony top notes.
Anise Seed
Anise Seed
Sweet, warm Anise Seed are small, pleasantly striped, greyish-brown seeds, often seen with a completely edible stem attached.
Black Mustard Seed
Black Mustard Seed
Black Mustard Seeds, Brassica nigra, are also called black mustard, brown mustard, or true mustard.
Black Pepper Coarse Grind
Black Pepper Coarse Grind
Black Pepper Coarse Grind is also called coarse ground pepper or, simply, coarse pepper.
Black Pepper Cracked
Black Pepper Cracked
The first thing you experience when you use Cracked Black Pepper is that warm rush of heat that hits at the back of the throat and travels from nose to mid-chest
Black Pepper Fine Grind
Black Pepper Fine Grind
Peppercorns set to a coarser grind, can impart big pepper flavor on food and while that is delicious, it can occasionally be too much.
Black Pepper Medium Grind
Black Pepper Medium Grind
This medium grind black pepper Piper nigrum is freshly ground black pepper that we grind weekly in our facility.
Calabrian Chiles
Calabrian Chiles
With ruby-red flesh that gets crispy and wrinkled during drying, our Calabrian Chiles (pronounced "ka-LAH-bree-an CHILL-ees")  offer playful heat and a surprising depth of flavor.
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 Seeds
Cardamom Seeds
Tucked inside the fibrous pale green jacket of a cardamom pod sit twelve or so nubbly little black seeds.
Cayenne Chile Powder
Cayenne Chile Powder
“Cayenne” has become synonymous with “spicy hot” in the US, with good reason.
Chervil
Chervil
Chervil is native to southern Russia and SE Europe. Herb snobs love to talk about how dried herbs are worthless and not worth buying.
Choricero Chiles
Choricero Chiles
Dried Choricero Peppers (cho-ree-SER-oh), Capsicum annuum, are a beloved ingredient in Spain, particularly
Coriander Seeds
Coriander Seeds
Coriander Seeds (pronounced “kaw-ree-an-dr"), Coriandrum sativum, is also called coriander seed, coriander spice, or cilantro seed.
Cracked Fennel
Cracked Fennel
Native to the Mediterranean, fennel eventually spread north into Europe and also to the Far East. There are two types of fennel - bitter fennel and sweet fennel.
Cracked Rosemary
Cracked Rosemary
Dried Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, is also called dried rosemary leaves, cracked rosemary, or rosemary dried herbs.
Crushed Maras Chiles
Crushed Maras Chiles
Maras Chiles (pronounced "mah-RAHSH"), Capsicum annuum, are also called Maras biber, kirmizi biber, Turkish pepper, and Turkish red pepper flakes.
Cumin Seed
Cumin Seed
Cumin Seed has an unmistakable flavor that is spicy-sweet, aromatic and earthy, with a hint of citrus and bitter undertones.
Dried Basil
Dried Basil
Dried Basil is an extremely aromatic herb. This sweet basil is a member of the mint family and it has pepper, anise, and minty tones.
Dried Chives
Dried Chives
Dried Chives (pronounced "CHYVZ"), Allium schoenoprasum, are also called dry chives, chives dried or air dried chives.
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 Nora Chiles
Dried Nora Chiles
Nora Pepper (pronounced "NOR-a"), Capsicum annuum, are also called nyora peppers, nora chiles, or nora spice.
Dried Parsley
Dried Parsley
When you think of Dried Parsley, you think crisp. Grassy. Decidedly “green” in its flavor. Now go past that.
Dried Sage
Dried Sage
Dried Sage, Salvia officinalis, is also called dried sage leaves, dry sage, or sage leaves. Dried Sage has 1.5% to 3.0% essential oil.  
Dried Shallots
Dried Shallots
Dried Shallots (pronounced “sha-luhts"), Allium cepa variety aggregatum, are also called dry shallots, dried shallot, or dehydrated shallots.
Fennel Seed
Fennel Seed
Aromatic Fennel Seed has a decidedly licorice smell that greets you as soon as you open the jar, with undertones of molasses and a touch of pepper.
Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek Seed (pronounced "feh-nyuh-greek"), Trigonella foenum-graecum, is also called fenugreek, or methi seeds.
French Tarragon
French Tarragon
French Tarragon smells warm and sweet, grassy with licorice and mint, with an inviting, vanilla-like embrace at the end.
Ginger Powder
Ginger Powder
Ginger Powder (pronounced “jin-jr"), Zingiber officinale, is also called powdered ginger, ginger root powder, or ground ginger.
Greek Oregano
Greek Oregano
Greek Oregano is an herb with an assertive flavor. It’s at once woodsy and earthy and a bit medicinal, with a late bite of bitter pepper that builds as you eat it.
Green Peppercorns
Green Peppercorns
Green Peppercorns, Piper nigrum, are also called green pepper spice or green pepper. Alternative spelling is green pepper corn.
Ground Basil
Ground Basil
Ground Basil, Ocimum basilicum, is a Lamiaceae (mint) family member.
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 Cloves
Ground Cloves
Sharp and fruity, with a flavor that hints of cinnamon, pepper, and a little heat, reddish-brown Ground Cloves is an unforgettable spice.
Ground Coriander
Ground Coriander
Ground Coriander has a light, feathery texture and a lemony aroma when freshly ground, with a flavor profile that is warm, nutty and sweet, with hints of citrus.
Ground Cumin
Ground Cumin
Ground Cumin (pronounced "khu-min"), Cuminum cyminum, is also called cumin powder, cumin spice or cumin seasoning.
Ground Fennel
Ground Fennel
Fennel is native to the Mediterranean and subsequently spread farther north into Europe and also to the Far East. There are two primary types - sweet fennel and bitter fennel.
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