Sausage Spices

The root of the word “sausage” comes from the Latin, salsicus, translated as “seasoned with salt”, and 3,000 years later, salt is still important to the production of sausage. But salt alone does not a sausage make.

The impetus behind sausage was two-fold; it’s a way to preserve food and to use all the edible scraps from an animal. The meats and spices that go into a sausage traditionally reflect regional preferences and vary from country to country, city to city, or town to town. When you make your own sausage, consider what meat you want to work with—most sausage in the US uses pork, but you can use whatever you like—and which spices go with what meat, and create your own signature flavor. Or try one of our pre-mixed seasoning blends for a classic approach to sausage seasonings.

American Sweet Paprika
American Sweet Paprika
Domestic Sweet Paprika Gentle and sweet with a tiny sliver of bitterness that runs along its edge, our Domestic Sweet Paprika, with its brilliant scarlet color, only looks fiery.
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 Medium Grind
Black Pepper Medium Grind
Our Ground Black Pepper, Medium Grind, is pungent, earthy, and resinous, with a bit of woodsy pine and citrus that sneaks in.
Chipotle Salt
Chipotle Salt
We love developing new products and we were inspired to create this one after experimenting with a habanero salt that we felt had just a bit too much heat.
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.
Curing Salt (Prague Powder #1)
Curing Salt (Prague Powder #1)
Prague Powder #1 is used for curing meat that only needs a short cure before it is cooked, like a sausage, hot dog, or bacon.
Curing Salt (Prague Powder #2)
Curing Salt (Prague Powder #2)
Prague Powder #2 is made to use in long-term dry-curing projects.
Extra Hot Ground Red Chile Powder
Extra Hot Ground Red Chile Powder
Our Extra Hot Ground Red Chile Powder is a fiery hot chile powder! Comprised primarily from the Teja chile, this powder has a clean taste and a scintillating heat.
Garlic Salt
Garlic Salt
A popular all-around seasoning salt, our Garlic Salt is hand-blended from just two all-natural ingredients—salt and garlic.
Ginger Powder
Ginger Powder
Ginger Powder (pronounced “jin-jr"), Zingiber officinale, is also called powdered ginger, ginger root powder, or ground ginger.
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 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 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.
Ground Jamaican Allspice
Ground Jamaican Allspice
At first contact, Ground Jamaican Allspice is warm, sweetly pungent, and has floral undertones.
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 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.
Hungarian Sweet Paprika
Hungarian Sweet Paprika
Our Hungarian Sweet Paprika has the biodynamics of the Hungarian growing season to thank for its brilliant scarlet color and gentle, lingering sweetness.
La Vera Smoked Hot Paprika
La Vera Smoked Hot Paprika
Much like our large selection of cinnamon, we carry a diverse collection of paprika.
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.
Rubbed Sage
Rubbed Sage
Sage, also called garden sage or common sage, is a leaf that comes from a perennial sub-shrub in the mint family that has woody stems, greyish leaves and purple flowers.
Sweet Smoked Paprika
Sweet Smoked Paprika
Smoked Paprika (pronounced "puh·pree·kuh"), Capsicum annuum, are also called sweet paprika, sweet smoked paprika, or smoked sweet paprika.  
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