Middle Eastern Spices

Located at the juncture of three major continents—Africa, Asia, and Europe—the Middle East has long been a crossroads of the world. Evidence shows that spices were a commodity in the Middle East as long as 4,000 years ago, both as medicine and as flavoring agents. Spices traveled the Silk Road, which also saw the trade of gems, ivory, rice, silk and other fabrics, and cross-cultural ideas and knowledge. This unabashed exchange of interests opened the door for the Middle Eastern countries—smack-dab at the crossroad between east and west—to adopt a vast array of spices into their cultural palates. The richly-scented spices that were carried in caravans across the Middle East were also mixed into seasoning blends, which help to transform Middle Eastern food from humble fare to enticing dishes full of influence and promise.

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 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.
Caraway Seed
Caraway Seed
Caraway Seed, the dominant flavor in rye bread, is often overlooked in today’s kitchens. But give this spice a chance!
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.
Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks
Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks
Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks, Cinnamomum verum, are also called Ceylon cinnamon, canela cinnamon sticks, or canela sticks.
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.
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 Fenugreek Leaves
Dried Fenugreek Leaves
Dried Fenugreek Leaves (pronounced "feh-nyuh-greek"), Trigonella foenum-graecum, is also called dry fenugreek leaves, dried fenugreek, or dry fenugreek.  
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 Parsley
Dried Parsley
When you think of Dried Parsley, you think crisp. Grassy. Decidedly “green” in its flavor. Now go past that.
Dried Sumac Berries
Dried Sumac Berries
Dried Sumac Berries, Rhus coraria, are small, tart, brilliantly red-to-burgundy berries.
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.
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.
Ground Anise Seed
Ground Anise Seed
Warm and toasty Ground Anise Seed brings cozy flavors to your kitchen.
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 Ceylon Cinnamon
Ground Ceylon Cinnamon
Ground Ceylon Cinnamon is ground from the bark of the cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum. It is also called Ceylon cinnamon powder, canela cinnamon
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 Fenugreek
Ground Fenugreek
Fenugreek is native to the eastern Mediterranean and was cultivated in Egypt as early as 1,000 BC.
Ground Mace
Ground Mace
Mace comes from the same tree as the better known spice - Nutmeg. Nutmeg isn't actually a nut, but the kernel of an apricot-like fruit.
Ground Marjoram
Ground Marjoram
MAHR-juh-ruhm
Ground Nutmeg
Ground Nutmeg
Nutmeg, the seed from a tropical evergreen tree, has a rich, piney, camphor-like aroma.
Ground Oregano
Ground Oregano
Ground Mediterranean Oregano offers a glimpse into the dark side of mint.
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.
Ground Thyme
Ground Thyme
Pronounced "time" Thyme is also known as common thyme or garden thyme and is from the species Thymus vulgarisandis which is one of over 350 species in the Lamiaceae (mint) family.
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.
Marjoram Leaf
Marjoram Leaf
A close relative of oregano and lavender, sweet Marjoram Leaf's taste is a bit minty, with a warm, woody bottom note.
Mediterranean Thyme
Mediterranean Thyme
Fragrant and herbal, with a brisk, woodsy flavor that has a touch of floral qualities and even a hint of pine and smoke, sturdy Mediterranean Thyme is the Little Herb That Could…Go With Just Abou
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.
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 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 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 Caraway Seed
Organic Caraway Seed
Caraway seed, or Carum carvi, is one of the oldest spices around. Used for over 5,000 years ago, this spice was even present in the diets of the Mesopotamians.
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 Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks
Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks
Organic Ceylon ("seh-LAHN") Cinnamon Sticks, Cinnamomum verum, are also called Ceylon cinnamon, canela cinnamon sticks, or canela sticks.
Organic Coriander Seed
Organic Cumin Seed
Organic Fennel Seed
Organic Fennel Seed
Fennel Seeds, Foeniculum vulgare, are a member of the parsley family (Apiaceae family) and is closely related to anise, asafoetida, caraway, chervil, coriander, culantro, dill, lo
Organic Fenugreek Seeds
Organic Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek, or Trigonella foenum-graecum, has been cultivated for thousands of years, with some of the earliest records dating back to 1500 BCE.
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