5 spices every kitchen should have
There are so many spices worldwide that it can be a little overwhelming to figure out the ones you should buy, especially if you have never tried them before and therefore, you are not sure how they taste or how to use them.
When you are in the culinary industry, it is part of the job to explore the world's flavors and get yourself to know new ingredients. Obviously, there are so many that you don't have to know them all. But let's say it is more natural to tend to experiment and try out new things.
But, if you are not in this scenario and just love to cook at home for your friends and family, and even for yourself, the right path can sometimes be confusing. If this is your first time reading our blog, you came to the right place at the right time.
Today we want to share the top 5 spices that are a must in every kitchen at home, especially if you are new to cooking with them or using any other natural and exotic ingredient.
What made us choose these 5 spices?
Because they are delicious, but, above all, they are easy to use, and we have them all. Don't you hate when you read a post about spices or recipes, you really love it, but the ingredients are impossible to find?
With this post you will not have this problem, we offer you a wide range of options, with excellent quality, must be said, so you can have all of them just by calling us.
1. Garlic Powder
Garlic has a powerful smell when you slice its bulbs. It is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran and has long been a common seasoning worldwide for hundreds of years.
There are several ways to cook with garlic and tools to prepare it, but the easiest one is on its powder presentation. Makes it faster and less messy since its raw aroma is hard to remove from hands and kitchenware. We offer granulated garlic or fine powder, both organically harvested from China.
Garlic goes with everything. Meat, chicken, fish, pork, veggies, this spice adaptability adds a delicious yet not invasive taste.
This spice is obtained from the inner bark of several tree species and used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavoring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savory dishes, breakfast cereals, snack foods, tea, and traditional tea foods.
Even though cinnamon is commonly used for bakery and any other sweet dishes or decoration topping, cuisines like Persian, Portuguese, or Turkish use cinnamon for savory dishes.
3. Black Pepper
Since ancient times, ground, dried, and cooked peppercorns have been used for flavor and as traditional medicine. Black pepper is the world's most traded spice and is one of the most common spices added to cuisines worldwide.
Its spiciness is due to the chemical compound piperine, which is different from the capsaicin characteristic of chili peppers. That is why black pepper is widely used as a 'hot' cooking spice and seasoning.
Black Pepper powder is also easy to use; just add it right to the pan while cooking or sprinkled it over your favorite food. We want to tell you a little secret: grinding it with a pepper mill is the best way to enjoy black pepper's full flavor.
This spice is a member of the sage family Lamiaceae, including many other medicinal and culinary herbs. Rosemary leaves are used to add flavor to foods like stuffing, roast lamb, pork, chicken, or turkey, and it is also used fresh or dried in traditional Mediterranean cuisine.
They have a bitter, astringent taste and a characteristic aroma which complements many cooked foods. When roasted with meats or vegetables, the leaves impart a mustard-like aroma with an additional fragrance of charred wood that goes well with barbecued foods. They have a very intense flavor, making it almost impossible for other spices to stand out while mixed with rosemary.
5. Cayenne Pepper
The cayenne pepper is the fruit from a type of plant scientifically called Capsicum annuum. It is usually a moderately hot chili pepper used to flavor dishes. The fruits are generally dried and ground to make the powdered spice of the same name, which receives because it was initially found in Cayenne, French Guiana.
It is used in its fresh form, or as a dried powder, as we sell it, to spice on seafood, all types of egg dishes (deviled eggs, omelets, soufflés), meats, and stews, casseroles, cheese dishes, hot sauces, and curries.
In North America, the primary supplier of Crushed Red Pepper is Cayenne. They are also used in some varieties of hot sauce in North America, such as Franks RedHot, Texas Pete, and Crystal. This is the main spice for those who love hot flavors on their daily dishes but don't want to intensify the experience each time they cook.
On the market, it is common to find a cayenne powder that may blend different types of peppers and may or may not contain the seeds, quite often not even having cayenne peppers. When you receive our cayenne pepper powder directly from India, you are safe from using 100% cayenne pepper inside.
How to start?
Spices need dry storage to be preserved and well maintained. Using glass bottles is a great way to keep them fresh and ensure they are safe from bugs. You can label them to distinguish them from one another and organize them near the cooking area so you can use them frequently.
Also, having smaller glass bottles or dispensers at the dining table is an excellent option to assure you always have them close to you when needed, especially with cayenne pepper if you have guests that are not that into hot flavors.
Once you have selected the spices you want to use in your kitchen next time, you can contact us to place your order. You can follow the current post and ask for these top 5 spices or request any other herb or superfood in our catalog. We will assist you in discovering the best ingredients you need to accomplish what you are looking forward to cooking.
Tell us, what other spice are you interested in?