The Spice Trade

Industry insider knowledge, and usage tips on spices and other ingredients

Nutrition and buying tips: Cassia Cinnamon

Natural Cassia Cinnamon Sticks

All values below are per 1 tsp (2.6g) of ground cassia cinnamon. Proximates Water 0.28g Energy 6kcal Protein 0.10g Total lipid (fat) 0.03g Carbohydrate, by difference 2.10g Fiber, total dietary 1.4g Sugars, total 0.06g Minerals Calcium, Ca 26mg Iron, Fe 0.22mg Magnesium, Mg 2mg Phosphorus, P 2mg Potassium, K 11mg Sodium, Na 0mg Zinc, Zn 0.05mg Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.1mg Thiamin 0.001mg Riboflavin 0.001mg Niacin 0.035mg Vitamin B-6 0.004mg Folate, DFE 0µg Vitamin B-12 0.00µg Vitamin A, RAE 0µg Vitamin A, IU 8IU Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), 0.06mg Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg Vitamin D 0IU Vitamin … keep reading

Nutrition and buying tips: Fenugreek Seeds

Regency grade fenugreek seeds

All values below are per 1 tsp (3.7g) of fenugreek seeds. Proximates Water 0.33g Energy 12kcal Protein 0.85g Total lipid (fat) 0.24g Carbohydrate, by difference 2.16g Fiber, total dietary 0.9g Minerals Calcium, Ca 7mg Iron, Fe 1.24mg Magnesium, Mg 7mg Phosphorus, P 11mg Potassium, K 28mg Sodium, Na 2mg Zinc, Zn 0.09mg Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.1mg Thiamin 0.012mg Riboflavin 0.014mg Niacin 0.061mg Vitamin B-6 0.022mg Folate, DFE 2µg Vitamin B-12 0.00µg Vitamin A, RAE 0µg Vitamin A, IU 2IU Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg Vitamin D 0IU Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated 0.054g Cholesterol 0mg Tips … keep reading

Cooking with Verbena: The lemoni-est herb you will find

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Verbena is an extremely potent herb for those seeking that exotic lemon-lime citrus punch. Hard to find fresh, this herb is often used in the dry form. When dry, it’s also possible to store for much longer, up to a full year, and the flavours are also more pronounced. Often with herbs, drying is done very close to harvesting, so the majority of the aroma and flavour is kept intact in storage. Longer leaves also carry more flavour, so make sure to look for long verbena leaves when buying. Short leaves lose their aroma much faster. Verbena has also been … keep reading

Nutrition and buying tips: Caraway Seed

Regency grade Caraway Seeds

All values below are per 1 tsp (2.1g) of Caraway Seeds. Proximates Water 0.21g Energy 7kcal Protein 0.42g Total lipid (fat) 0.31g Carbohydrate, by difference 1.05g Fiber, total dietary 0.8g Sugars, total 0.01g Minerals Calcium, Ca 14mg Iron, Fe 0.34mg Magnesium, Mg 5mg Phosphorus, P 12mg Potassium, K 28mg Sodium, Na 0mg Zinc, Zn 0.12mg Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.4mg Thiamin 0.008mg Riboflavin 0.008mg Niacin 0.076mg Vitamin B-6 0.008mg Folate, DFE 0µg Vitamin B-12 0.00µg Vitamin A, RAE 0µg Vitamin A, IU 8IU Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), 0.05mg Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg Vitamin D 0IU Vitamin K … keep reading

Nutrition and buying tips: Bay Leaves

Regency Grade Bay Leaves

All values below are per 1 tsp (0.6g) of bay leaves. Proximates Water 0.03g Energy 2kcal Protein 0.05g Total lipid (fat) 0.05g Carbohydrate, by difference 0.45g Fiber, total dietary 0.2g Sugars, total 0.00g Minerals Calcium, Ca 5mg Iron, Fe 0.26mg Magnesium, Mg 1mg Phosphorus, P 1mg Potassium, K 3mg Sodium, Na 0mg Zinc, Zn 0.02mg Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.3mg Thiamin 0.000mg Riboflavin 0.003mg Niacin 0.012mg Vitamin B-6 0.010mg Folate, DFE 1µg Vitamin B-12 0.00µg Vitamin A, RAE 2µg Vitamin A, IU 37IU Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg Vitamin D 0IU Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated 0.014g … keep reading

Recipe: Creamy Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney Regency Spices

This is one of our family favourites. Even though it’s traditionally a south indian chutney used for dipping idli, dosa, uttapam, and other similar fermented doughs, we find it great for dipping in all manner of hot indian snacks such as samosas, cutlets, pakodas, and onion bhajis. It’s very cooling, refreshing, and an ideal dip for the summer. The dip is often slightly spiced as well, but you can tone this to suit your one taste. It can stay fresh for up to 2-3 days in the fridge. Ingredients – 350g of grated coconut – 1 tbsp chana dal – … keep reading

Recipe: Spicy Tomato Onion Chutney

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This spicy tomato chutney is a great accompaniment to many South Indian favourites, such as Idli and Dosa. It’s also a great dip for crackers, samosas and breads, as well as a lovely fresh spread for use in sandwiches. It’s simple, quick, and only relies on very commonly used ingredients in Asian cooking! This chutney can also be refrigerated for several days and still taste great. Ingredients – 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil – 1 tsp black mustard seeds (5g) – 3-6 dried Kashmiri chillies based on taste – 1/8-1/4 tsp asafoetida powder – 10g of dried garlic flakes, or 6-8 … keep reading

Nutrition and buying tips: Onion

Regency onion slices dehydrated

All values below are per 1 tsp (2.4g) of dried onion. Proximates Water 0.13g Energy 8kcal Protein 0.25g Total lipid (fat) 0.02g Carbohydrate, by difference 1.90g Fiber, total dietary 0.4g Sugars, total 0.16g Minerals Calcium, Ca 9mg Iron, Fe 0.09mg Magnesium, Mg 3mg Phosphorus, P 8mg Potassium, K 24mg Sodium, Na 2mg Zinc, Zn 0.10mg Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.6mg Thiamin 0.011mg Riboflavin 0.002mg Niacin 0.008mg Vitamin B-6 0.017mg Folate, DFE 2µg Vitamin B-12 0.00µg Vitamin A, RAE 0µg Vitamin A, IU 0IU Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), 0.01mg Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg Vitamin D 0IU Vitamin K … keep reading

Nutrition and buying tips: Mustard Seeds

Regency quality yellow mustard seeds

All values below are per 1 tsp (2g) of mustard seeds. Proximates Water 0.11g Energy 10kcal Protein 0.52g Total lipid (fat) 0.72g Carbohydrate, by difference 0.56g Fiber, total dietary 0.2g Sugars, total 0.14g Minerals Calcium, Ca 5mg Iron, Fe 0.18mg Magnesium, Mg 7mg Phosphorus, P 17mg Potassium, K 15mg Sodium, Na 0mg Zinc, Zn 0.12mg Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.1mg Thiamin 0.016mg Riboflavin 0.005mg Niacin 0.095mg Vitamin B-6 0.008mg Folate, DFE 3µg Vitamin B-12 0.00µg Vitamin A, RAE 0µg Vitamin A, IU 1IU Vitamin E, 0.10mg Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg Vitamin D 0IU Vitamin K 0.1µg … keep reading