The Spice Trade

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Tag Archives: Yellow Mustard Seeds

How to make your own pickles with raw spices

homemade pickles in a jar

It’s that time of year when pickles seem so attractive to eat. Put some in burgers, wraps and sandwiches, just eat them on the side as a snack, or use to top a salad or pasta. It’s a great way to get in some fun textures, flavours and a lot of nutrients! Here’s how you can make your own homemade pickles using whatever you have on hand, plus some staple spices. Recipe: Homemade pickles Ingredients 4-5 thinly sliced cucumbers 1 sliced bell pepper 1 thinly sliced carrot 1 thinly sliced celery 1 diced onion (optionally add or substitute any of … 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

Spice cheat sheet: Your one stop spice resource


SPICE (click to see more info) BIRTHPLACE USED COMMONLY IN Bay Leaves Turkey Curries, stews, soups, and generally all sauces with a long cooking time Black Pepper India All cuisines as seasoning, chinese sauces, tea Caraway Finland Beef, chicken, vegetable dishes, breads Cardamom India Tea, curries, soups, rubs, desserts Cassia China Desserts, spice rubs, tea, soup, sauces, baked goods, grilled dishes Chilli Worldwide Almost all dishes, also marinades, salsas Cinnamon Sri Lanka Baked goods, desserts Clove Tanzania Tea, soups, french sauces, noodles, pork, beef, vegetable dishes Cubeb Indonesia In place of pepper in Asian cuisine Cumin India Bread, vegetable, curry, … keep reading