The worlds most popular spice. True pepper is actually a berry (not be confused with paprika, cayenne pepper, chilli pepper, red pepper and bell pepper).
Whole black peppers are the dried berry fruit containing a single seed. The dried fruit flesh gives the wrinkled apearance typical of black peppercorns. Pepper gets its heat from the piperine compound found in the fruit skins and the seed itself. The skin also contains important flavour compounds which give black pepper its distictive citrus and woody notes. White pepper has the fruit and skin removed which determines the difference in flavour between black and white pepper.
Whole Black Pepper
Nutrition / Allergen Information
Suitable for vegetarians
Available in 1Kg bag
This aromatic spice has an aniseed-like taste and is used in Chinese spice blends. Great on spare-ribs, crispy duck, roast chicken, and in beef soups and stir fries. Best used sparingly and can be ground before use.
Available in 50g jar.
A flavour similar to thyme but much stronger. Used in Indian breads, gram flour snacks and also goes well with fish. Ajwan seeds are a common ingredient in balti cooking and in bhajias and pakoras. Also known as Carom or Lovage.
Available in 100g jar.
Also called Carom or Lovage seeds, they have a flavour similar to thyme but much stronger. Used in Indian breads, Gram flour snacks and also go well with fish. They are also a common ingredient in balti cooking and in bhajias and pakoras.
Why bother with deseeding Cardamom Pods when we've done all the work for you! Simply the seeds of Cardamom Pods painstakingly removed from their shells to provide the quickest and easiet way to enjoy cardamom. Suitable for use in many curry dishes and wherever cardamon is required generally.
Adds a distinctive flavour and strong aroma.
Available in 300g bags.
Nigella seeds or Kalwonji are small black seeds with a mild and peppery flavour. Used in curry mixes and sprinkled on Indian breads. Often sprinkled on potatoes and buttered vegetable dishes. The seeds of "Love-in-a-mist" give a peppery warmth when sprinkled onto naan breads. The oil from Nigella seeds is deeply prized by Muslims for its beneficial health properties.