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  • Basil, Dried South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Basil, Dried

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    Our Basil is a wide-leaf herb with a subtle sweet, peppery flavor with trace notes of mint, anise and clove, providing earthy, fresh essence.

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  • Bay Leaves, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Bay Leaves, Organic

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    There are two types of bay leaves, Indian bay leaves, which are cassia leaves, and the leaf of the bay tree (laurus nobilis). These are the latter....

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

    Black Peppercorns

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    Black peppercorns are the dried mature berries of piper nigrum. Known as the King of Spices, it is the most widely used spice in the world – probab...

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

    Black Peppercorns, Organic

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    Black peppercorns are the dried mature berries of piper nigrum. Known as the King of Spices, it is the most widely used spice in the world – probab...

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  • Candied Fennel South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Candied Fennel

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    Candied fennel is fennel seed covered in a brightly coloured sugar coating that takes on and brings out the licoricy flavour of the fennel within. ...

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  • Black Salt / Kala Namak South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Black Salt / Kala Namak

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    Black salt (which gets its name from its colour when in lump form) is pink when ground. It has a tangy taste and a smoky, (surprisingly appealing) ...

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  • Caraway Seeds, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Caraway Seeds, Organic

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    Caraway (carum carvi) is has a warm, earthy, nutty flavour and fragrance that incorporates notes of fennel, anise, cumin, citrus, dried mint and eu...

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

    Cinnamon Ground, Ceylon, Organic

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    So-called "true" cinnamon (cinnamomum zeylanicum or c. verum) has a warm, sweet, woody perfume that is more delicate than its more intense cousin, ...

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

    Coriander Ground

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    As a culinary herb, coriander (coriandrum sativum) is also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley. The seeds however have a completely different flav...

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  • Cumin Seeds South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Cumin Seeds

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    As important to Mexican cuisine as it is to Indian, African and Middle Eastern, cuminum cyminum is one of the most widely used spices in the world....

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  • Fennel Pollen (Can) South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Fennel Pollen (Can)

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    Fennel Pollen has an intense, spicy-sweet, anise-like fragrance and flavour. Dust on seafood, vegetables, poultry, use it to flavour butters, sauce...

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  • Fennel Seed, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Fennel Seed, Organic

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    Fennel (foeniculum vulgare) seeds add a warm, spicy, licoricey flavour and fragrance to Indian and Far Eastern curries and spice mixes It is also u...

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

    Ground Black Peppercorn , 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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  • Herbes de Provence, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Herbes de Provence, Organic

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    This fragrant herbal blend includes thyme, basil, savoury, fennel and lavender blossoms. Used as a rub, in marinades or in sautés, it complements a...

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  • Himalayan Pink Salt South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Himalayan Pink Salt

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    Himalayan pink salt is actually from the Khewra Salt Mines in Punjab Province, Pakistan, where it has been mined for over two millennia. The enormo...

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  • Kampot Black Peppercorns, 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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  • Mustard Powder, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Mustard Powder, Organic

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    Mustard contains an enzyme that must be activated by water (or beer) to develop its sinus-clearing heat. Once activated, wine, vinegar, etc. can be...

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  • Paprika, Hungarian, Sweet South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Paprika, Hungarian, Sweet

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    Although paprika is a Hungarian word, the spice came late to Hungary from Spain (which introduced chiles to Europe) via North Africa and Arabia. Hu...

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  • Paprika, Smoked, Hot South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Paprika, Smoked, Hot

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    Hot smoked paprika is produced from small, hot peppers grown in Extremadura in central Spain. The peppers are handpicked as they ripen from Septemb...

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  • Paprika, Smoked, Sweet South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Paprika, Smoked, Sweet

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    Sweet smoked paprika is produced from small, mild peppers grown in Extremadura in central Spain. The peppers are handpicked as they ripen from Sept...

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  • Rosemary, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Rosemary, Organic

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    Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) is native to Europe and most popular in that region. Its piney, peppery, minty freshness is delicious with tomato...

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  • Sage, Wild South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Sage, Wild

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    Sage (Salvia officinalis) has been used since ancient times as a culinary and medicinal herb. As its Latin name suggests salvia means roughly salva...

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  • Sea Salt, Fine South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Sea Salt, Fine

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    Fine, all natural sea salt has a far more complex and less harsh flavour than supermarket salt. Do a blind taste test and you will never use anythi...

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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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  • Sumac South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Sumac

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    Sumac is elaborately hand-processed from the ground ripe berries of a tree (rhus coriaria) native to eastern Europe. It has a lovely tangy fruitine...

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  • Tarragon, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Tarragon, Organic

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    Tarragon, also known as estragon, is a species of perennial herb in the sunflower family. It is widespread in the wild across much of Eurasia and N...

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  • Thyme, Dried, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Thyme, Dried, Organic

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    Thyme is the herb (dried aerial parts) of some members of the genus Thymus of aromatic perennial evergreen herbs in the mint family Lamiaceae. Thym...

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  • Turmeric Powder, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Turmeric Powder, Organic

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    Among the most important medicinal and culinary herbs in the world, turmeric imparts a glorious golden colour to foods, as well as a pleasantly ear...

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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."