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Spices and Natural Flavoring

(Illicium verum)

Star Anise

The cloves of garlic,obtained from fresh heads just picked, are selected, washed, peeled, cut and quickly dried in dedicated special plants.The final product preserves its flavor and aroma; among the dehydrated vegetables... [ Read More ]

Orange Zest

Orange belongs to the Rutaceae family. It comes from Southeast Asia and it is grown in Central America, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and – typically- in the Mediterranean countries. The tree is a white flower-evergreen... [ Read More ]
(Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamomum verum)


Queen cinnamon belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is cultivated in Sri Lanka, Java, Sumatra, Seychelles, Vietnam, Madagascar, Brazil and Jamaica. The tree is evergreen, with tough leaves, with small yellowish-white flowers... [ Read More ]
(Elettaria cardamomum)


Cardamom belongs to the Zingiberacee family.It grows wild but is also cultivated in tropical South and Central America. Its fruits are oblong or round-shaped capsules, divided inside into three sections containing twenty... [ Read More ]
(Carum carvi)

Caraway Seeds

Caraway belongs to the Umbelliferae family such as coriander, and is native to Europe and northern and western Asia. It is cultivated in the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Austria, England, Spain, Russia, Morocco, Egypt. Its... [ Read More ]
(Cinnamon aromaticum Ness)


Cassia cinnamon, chinese cassia – Ingl., Zimtkassie – Ted., Cannelle de Chine – Fr, Canela de la China – Sp., ?????? – Russ. Cassia, also known as Chinese Cinnamon, belongs to the Lauraceae family such as cinnamon and... [ Read More ]
(Eugenia caryophillata Thumb.)


Cloves – Ingl., Gewürznelken – Ted., Clous de girofle – Fr, Clavo de olor, girofle– Sp., ???????? – Russ. The clove plant belongs to the Myrtaceae family and comes from the Moluccas islands in eastern Indonesia. Most production... [ Read More ]
(Coriandrum sativum)


Coriander, like caraway spice, belongs to the Umbelliferae family from the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. It is grown in Eastern European countries (Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria), North Africa... [ Read More ]
(Cuminum cyminum)


Cumin is a biennial aromatic plant belonging to the Umbelliferae family such as Parsley or Egypitan and Asian Celery. It is grown and exported mainly from India, Syria, Turkey, Morocco. Its seeds are elongated and slightly... [ Read More ]
(Curcuma longa)


Turmeric, like ginger, belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is grown natively in southern Asia and India. This state is the largest producer and consumer of turmeric; it is also cultivated in southern China, Africa, Brazil and... [ Read More ]


In India – the country of origin – it is called “masala”. The term generally means all the curry seasonings used to prepare vegetables, fish or meat, served with rice or bread. Depending on different tastes and master chefs... [ Read More ]
(Trigonella foenum graecum)

Fenuegreek (Greek Hay)

Fenugreek belongs to the Fabaceae family and is native to western Asia and northern Africa. It is cultivated in India, Egypt, Morocco and southern France. Its leaves look like those of clover, its seeds are diamond-shaped and... [ Read More ]
(Foeniculum vulgare)


Fennel belongs to the Umbelliferae family, such as coriander and cumin, and is native to the Mediterranean area. The main producing countries are India, China, Indonesia, Egypt and Pakistan. Its most used parts are the leaves... [ Read More ]
(Juniperus communis)

Juniper Berries

Juniper belongs to the Cupressaceae family. It is an evergreen shrub with prickly and needle-like leaves. Its fruit, called berries, are green cones when immature and turn blue black after two years of maturation time. Juniper... [ Read More ]
(Myristica fragrans)


Mace is the name of the grid pattern,(reticulum) botanically known as “aril” which covers the shell of nutmeg. When mace is fresh it is fleshy and bright red, when dried it turns orange or amber- yellow. The plant is... [ Read More ]
(Myristica fragrans)


Nutmeg belongs to the Myristicaceae family, an evergreen tree native to the Moluccas in Indonesia. Its fruit is yellowish, similar to apricot at first glance; when ripe it splits opens in two valves, showing the deep red... [ Read More ]
(Pimenta dioica)


Allspice, also called “Jamaican pepper” or “pepper cloves” belongs to the Mirtaceae family, like Mediterranean myrtle. It is an evergreen tree native to Jamaica, with berries gathered in clusters. Its fresh berries are harvested... [ Read More ]
(Apium graveolens)

Celery Seeds

Celery is a biennial plant which belongs to Umbelliferae family like cumin, native to Asia and the Mediterranean region, cultivated as a vegetable. In India, on the contrary, celery is grown almost exclusively for the production... [ Read More ]
(Zingiber officinale)


Ginger belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is native to Asia. It is cultivated in India, China, Japan, Nigeria, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Thailand. The rhizome of this aromatic plant is the part used as a spice. It can be sold... [ Read More ]



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