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      Natco Cumin Seeds Black 300g

      5013531211062
      Also called Kala Jeera this is a more rare form of cumin. Black Cumin is more subtle than brown cumin, the seeds are sweeter, smaller and have a more delicate taste. The first flavour is small, then it grows to a smokey black flavour like lapsang suchong. The after taste is slightly bitter with nuances of citrus and aniseed. Black Cumin is used in many Indian curries and tandooris. To bring out the nutty flavour, the seeds are best toasted slightly before use. Bunium persicum or black cumin is a plant in the family Apiaceae. It is used as a common culinary spice in Northern India, Tajikistan and Iran but outside these areas use is rare. There is a common confusion between Bunium persicum and Nigella Sativa which is also commonly called Kala Jeera and used predominantly in Bengali cookery. You can buy Nigella Sativa or Kalwonji here. Black Cumin was discovered in Tutankhamen's tomb, implying that it played an important role in ancient Egyptian practices. Black Cumin's role in Egyptian culture is not fully understood, but it is known that items entombed that items placed in a kings tomb were selected as important for use in the afterlife. The earliest known reference to black cumin is in the Book of Isiah in the Old Testament where Isiah compares the differences between reaping wheat and black cumin. When ingested, black cumin seeds and extracts can be used for a number of conditions. They have been used for centuries to treat digestive problems including stomach pain and flatulence. Black cumin seeds also have a long history in the natural treatment of asthma and other respiratory conditions. Compounds from the seeds appear to have antimicrobial properties, and are sometimes used to treat urinary tract infections. Oil from black cumin seeds can be used topically to treat dry skin, eczema and other skin issues. In addition, black cumin seeds are sometimes used in beauty regimens to strengthen hair and nails, as well as making them more glossy. A beneficial tea can be made by infusing the seeds with boiling hot water.
      £6.49
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      Natco Cumin Seeds Black 100g

      5013531211086
      Also called Kala Jeera this is a more rare form of cumin. Black Cumin is more subtle than brown cumin, the seeds are sweeter, smaller and have a more delicate taste. The first flavour is small, then it grows to a smokey black flavour like lapsang suchong. The after taste is slightly bitter with nuances of citrus and aniseed. Black Cumin is used in many Indian curries and tandooris. To bring out the nutty flavour, the seeds are best toasted slightly before use. Bunium persicum or black cumin is a plant in the family Apiaceae. It is used as a common culinary spice in Northern India, Tajikistan and Iran but outside these areas use is rare. There is a common confusion between Bunium persicum and Nigella Sativa which is also commonly called Kala Jeera and used predominantly in Bengali cookery. You can buy Nigella Sativa or Kalwonji here. Black Cumin was discovered in Tutankhamen's tomb, implying that it played an important role in ancient Egyptian practices. Black Cumin's role in Egyptian culture is not fully understood, but it is known that items entombed that items placed in a kings tomb were selected as important for use in the afterlife. The earliest known reference to black cumin is in the Book of Isiah in the Old Testament where Isiah compares the differences between reaping wheat and black cumin. When ingested, black cumin seeds and extracts can be used for a number of conditions. They have been used for centuries to treat digestive problems including stomach pain and flatulence. Black cumin seeds also have a long history in the natural treatment of asthma and other respiratory conditions. Compounds from the seeds appear to have antimicrobial properties, and are sometimes used to treat urinary tract infections. Oil from black cumin seeds can be used topically to treat dry skin, eczema and other skin issues. In addition, black cumin seeds are sometimes used in beauty regimens to strengthen hair and nails, as well as making them more glossy. A beneficial tea can be made by infusing the seeds with boiling hot water.
      £2.49
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      Natco Cumin Seeds 100g

      5013531211178
      An essential ingredient in curry and masala mixtures. Strongly aromatic, spicy and slightly bitter in taste. Cumin has a distinctive, slightly bitter yet warm flavour. Replace every 6 months or so. Net Weight: 100g
      £0.99
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      Natco Ajwan (Carom or Lovage ) Seeds 100g

      5013531110242
      Also called Carom or Lovage seeds, they have a flavor similar to thyme but much stronger. Used in Indian bread, Gram flour snacks and also go well with fish. They are also a common ingredient in balti cooking and in bhajis and pakoras.
      £0.99
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      Natco Aniseed Star 100g

      5013531110532
      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.
      £1.69
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      Natco Aniseed Star 300g

      5013531110525
      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 10 x 300g pack.
      £3.49
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      Natco Cardamoms Black 50g

      5013531211567
      One of the most popular spices used in rice dishes. The large oval-shaped black pods release a warm, aromatic flavor. Unlike the green pods, this cardamom is rarely used in deserts and sweet dishes. Black cardamom is now a staple in African, Indian and Middle Eastern cooking. Because of the drying process which involves roasting over open fires, black cardamom has a unique smoky flavor and is just excellent in rice. Use sparingly as it has a rich flavour. Available on 20 x 50g pack.
      £2.19
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      Natco Cardamoms Green 100g

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      Highly aromatic with a sweet distinctive flavor. Used in rice dishes, desserts, apple pies, and Indian meat dishes.
      £3.49
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      Natco Kalwanji (Nigella Seeds) 100g

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      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.
      £0.99
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      Natco Ajwan (Carom or Lovage ) Seeds 1Kg

      5013531110228
      Also called Carom or Lovage seeds, they have a flavor similar to thyme but much stronger. Used in Indian bread, Gram flour snacks and also go well with fish. They are also a common ingredient in balti cooking and in bhajis and pakoras.
      £4.99
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      Natco Ajwan (Carom or Lovage ) Seeds 300g

      5013531110235
      Also called Carom or Lovage seeds, they have a flavor similar to thyme but much stronger. Used in Indian bread, Gram flour snacks and also go well with fish. They are also a common ingredient in balti cooking and in bhajis and pakoras.
      £1.89
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      Natco Chilli Crushed 300g

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      The whole red chilies are dried crushed and flaked to release the chili flavor more efficiently and quickly into dishes.
      £1.99
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      Natco Cardamoms Seed 300g

      5013531211796
      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.
      £8.29
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      Natco Cassia Sticks (Jar) 50g

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      Similar to cinnamon but with a coarser, thicker bark. The taste is stronger than true cinnamon with a very subtle clove undernote. Used in pilau's, lamb and other meat dishes.
      £0.99
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      Natco Cumin Ground 400g

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      Ground Cumin s stronger than whole seeds and its flavour is strengthened by toasting. It can be used in meat, rice and vegetable dishes. Available in 400g bag.
      £2.99
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      Natco Cumin Ground 100g

      5013531500142
      Stronger than whole seeds and its flavour is strengthened by toasting. It can be used in meat, rice and vegetable dishes.
      £0.89
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      Natco Ajwan Seeds (Jars) 100g

      5013531110259
      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.
      £2.19
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      Natco Bay Leaves (Jars) 10g

      5013531150163
      Bay Leaves have a mild and sweet taste. Use bay leaves to flavour pilaus, biryanis, meat curries, pasta sauces, casseroles and stews Bay leaves are grown in the Mediterranean region and are mainly used in soups, stews, meat and vegetable dishes. The leaves also flavour classic French dishes such as bouillabaisse and bouillon. Bay leaves are pungent and have a sharp, bitter taste. In ancient times, the leaf was symbol of honour, health and good fortune. Bay leaves can be added for a more pungent flavour in bean, split pea and vegetable soups, meat stews, spaghetti sauce and chilli. Be sure to remove bay leaves before eating a dish that has finished cooking. Available in 10g jar.
      £1.89
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      Natco Fennel Seeds 1Kg

      5013531350136
      These have a warm aroma and a sweetish taste like aniseed. Tastes great with seafood, pork, stuffings, sauces, pickles and some curries. In India it is chewed as a natural breath freshener and as an aid to digestion. Available in 1Kg bag.
      £4.59
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      Natco Fennel Seeds 400g

      5013531350143
      These have a warm aroma and a sweetish taste like aniseed. Tastes great with seafood, pork, stuffings, sauces, pickles and some curries. In India it is chewed as a natural breath freshener and as an aid to digestion.
      £2.09
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