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Herbs & Spices

Since 1994, South China Seas has spent over 30 years sourcing the most intense and flavourful spice growers to offer unrivalled quality, selection, and freshness. Our ever growing collection of spices and blends represent our passion for flavourful food and exploring new cultures through food.

Traditionally we have been known for our single source spices (Cinnamons, Turmeric, Paprikas, Sumac) but over the last few years we have built a steady following for our custom made blends (Lebanese 7 Spice, Dukkah, Zatar) all of which were lovingly formulated by our team of spice experts (with input from our amazing customers).

Our team is always working on new and exciting blends that represent the ever changing culinary landscape. If you have any ideas for new blends we would love to hear from you.
  • Ajwain South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Ajwain

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    Ajwain is probably native to Egypt, and is widely used throughout South and Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and known by many names...

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  • Butterfly Pea Flowers South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Butterfly Pea Flowers

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    In Southeast Asia, butterfly pea flowers are used to impart a bright blue colour to food (notably glutinous rice deserts) and beverages. The pleasa...

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  • Cardamom, Black South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Cardamom, Black

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    Cardamomum amomum is entirely different from its more perfumy cousin, green cardamom, but the two spices complement each other, and a whole range o...

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  • Cardamom, Green South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Cardamom, Green

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    Elettaria Cardamomum has a sweet exotic perfume unlike any other spice. Use it in savoury dishes (notably curries) and sweet – cardamom goes beauti...

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  • Cardamom, Green, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Cardamom, Green, Organic

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    Elettaria Cardamomum has a sweet exotic perfume, unlike any other spice. Use it in savoury dishes (notably curries) and sweet cardamom goes beautif...

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  • Cinnamon Ground, Korintje, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Cinnamon Ground, Korintje, Organic

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    With its sweet and mellow flavors, Korintje cinnamon is perfect for sprinkling atop oatmeal, pie crusts or your favourite herbal tea. Smoother than...

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  • Cinnamon Ground, Saigon, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Cinnamon Ground, Saigon, Organic

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    Highly perfumed, sweeter and darker coloured than so-called true cinnamon (cinnamomum zeylanicum), Saigon cinnamon is ground from a particular type...

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  • Cinnamon Sticks, Ceylon, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Cinnamon Sticks, Ceylon, Organic

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    Used in both sweet and savoury dishes in just about every culinary tradition, there are few more ubiquitous spices than cinnamon, What we call cinn...

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  • Cinnamon Sticks, Korintje South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Cinnamon Sticks, Korintje

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    Used in both sweet and savoury dishes in almost every culinary tradition, there are few more ubiquitous spices than cinnamon, What we call cinnamon...

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  • Cinnamon Sticks, Korintje, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Cinnamon Sticks, Korintje, Organic

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    Used in both sweet and savoury dishes in almost every culinary tradition, there are few more ubiquitous spices than cinnamon, What we call cinnamon...

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  • Curry Leaves, Fresh (Package) Not specified - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Curry Leaves, Fresh (Package)

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    Curry leaves are aromatic herbs used in South Indian cooking. These aromatic leaves have a lemon scent and a distinct, pungent taste that has been ...

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  • Galangal, Fresh South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Galangal, Fresh

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    Galangal has an exotic flavour unlike anything else. It is sometimes described as peppery with hints of pine and citrus. Commonly used in Thai, Lao...

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  • Garam Masala South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Garam Masala

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    Garam Masala is a traditional Indian blend of spices. Some even regard it as the linchpin of a diverse range of dishes, including curries ad butter...

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  • Ginger Ground South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Ginger Ground

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    Ginger (zingiber officinale) is native to South Asia, an essential ingredient there, and in China, Korea and Japan. It has become an important ingr...

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  • Ginger, Young, Fresh

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    Young ginger has a milder ginger flavor with a hint of sweet floral fragrance. The easiest way to differentiate young ginger is its light cream and...

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  • Peppercorns Ground, Black South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Ground Black Peppercorns

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    Freshly ground black peppercorns are always better, but when you need the convenience of pre-ground pepper, our medium-grind black pepper is a high...

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  • Peppercorns Ground, Black, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Ground Black Peppercorns , Organic

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    Freshly ground black peppercorns are always better, but when you need the convenience of pre-ground pepper, our medium-grind black pepper is a high...

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  • Kaffir Lime Leaves (Makrut), Fresh (Package) Not specified - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Kaffir Lime Leaves (Makrut), Fresh (Package)

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    Kaffir Limes leaves have a scent and fragrance unlike any other citrus. The leaves are wonderfully fragrant and flavourful and are a perfect additi...

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  • Kaffir Lime Leaves, Dried South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Kaffir Lime Leaves, Dried

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    Kaffir lime trees (kaffir in this context means uncultivated as in bush lime or wild lime) are small trees with long sharp thorns, knobbly green fr...

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  • Kaffir Lime Leaves, Dried, Bag South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Kaffir Lime Leaves, Dried, Bag

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    Kaffir lime trees (kaffir in this context means uncultivated as in bush lime or wild lime) are small trees with long sharp thorns, knobbly green fr...

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  • Peppercorns Black KAMPOT, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Kampot Black Peppercorns - Organic

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    These prized, geographically protected peppercorns are grown in the ideal conditions of Cambodia's Kampot Province. Picked just as they turn from d...

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  • Peppercorns Red KAMPOT, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Kampot Red Peppercorns - Organic

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    These prized and geographically protected Cambodian peppercorns are grown in the ideal conditions of Kampot Province. Handpicked at red ripeness, t...

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  • Peppercorns White KAMPOT, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Kampot White Peppercorns - Organic

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    These prized and geographically protected peppercorns are grown in Cambodia's verdant southwest. Handpicked when ripe red, the berries are hulled, ...

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  • Lemongrass, California, Fresh South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Lemongrass, California, Fresh (Bunch)

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    Lemongrass is a herb native to Thailand known for its citrus and ginger like taste. It lends its citrus-like aroma and zing to many Thai dishes, it...

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  • Long Peppercorns South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Long Peppercorns

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    Long pepper (piper longum), is related to black pepper. The fragrance is delightfully sweet, floral and woody, the flavour numbingly hot and linger...

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  • Mace, Ground South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Mace, Ground

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    Mace wraps around the nut of the nutmeg fruit like lacy fingers, bright red when fresh, but drying to a warm golden orange colour. Similar in taste...

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  • Mace, Ground, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Mace, Ground, Organic

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    Mace wraps around the nut of the nutmeg fruit like lacy fingers, bright red when fresh, but drying to a warm golden orange colour. Similar in taste...

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  • Nutmeg, Ground, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Nutmeg, Ground, Organic

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    Nutmeg is the seed of the edible fruit of a tropical tree (myristica fragrans). It is encased in a hard, shiny shell (which is discarded); the shel...

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  • Nutmeg, Whole, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Nutmeg, Whole, Organic

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    Nutmeg is the seed of the edible fruit of a tropical tree (myristica fragrans). It is encased in a hard, shiny shell (which is discarded); the shel...

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  • Star Anise South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Star Anise

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    Star Anise (Illicium Verum, I. Anisatum) is the aromatic dried fruit of a small evergreen magnolia native to China. Its warm, sweet, spicy clove an...

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  • Thai Basil - Red Stem, Fresh South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Thai Basil - Red Stem, Fresh

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    Thai basil is native to Thailand and Vietnam and is a common ingredient among the cuisines of this region. It has a slightly spicy, licorice-like f...

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"The definitive location for all of your exotic cuisine needs, the South China Seas Trading Company does an excellent job of stocking unique items from all over Asia, Latin America, India and the Caribbean."

"Excellent spot to find otherwise obscure ingredients. I found long peppercorns after a year of searching and real wasabi!"

"I've been shopping at South China Seas for over 20 years and I'm always happy with the selection of products . . . I can always find the sauces and ingredients that I need for my favourite Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Latin American recipes."