Spice Trade — fennel

... and a few other articles on cooking with spices!

Recipe: Herb Tea Mixture (Six Blends)

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When I was writing this article, I remembered a dialogue from a TV show which I watched in Japan more than a decade ago. It went like:          Man A: “Chinese foods are so oily. How do they stay fit?”          Man B: “They drink tea with their meal to wash it away.”I don’t quite remember whether it was a health program or a TV commercial for oolong tea. Yet, I also find Chinese foods a lot oilier than Japanese dishes. But these oily Chinese cuisines taste so good. Whenever I go for dim sum,...

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Dukkah (Recipe), an addictive middle eastern spice rub

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When you first see Dukkah, it may look a bit odd: what are you supposed to do with these blended nuts and spices? But when you try to use it suddenly the choices are astonishing. It can be mixed with some oil and eaten as a rustic dip for breads. You can rub it over meats and bake or pan fry for a lovely crunch and exotic taste. Or just munch on it raw… but beware, it’s addictive! Dukkah is also customisable, add in your own seeds or spices to create new flavours! Recipe: Dukkah (Middle eastern spice rub) Ingredients–...

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Stir fried Spinach with Black Cumin and spices

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We love this recipe because of how simple it is, and how much flavour it has. Using fresh spices and fresh spinach is an absolute must. Traditionally, most heavily spiced meals usually require long cooking times, but this recipe does not. We’ve saved on the time but maximised flavour using some special ingredients. The pink himalayan salt will give a more savoury, slightly citrus taste to help balance out the chillies. We also suggest using a mix of dried kashmiri chillies as well as ground chilli pepper. This gives the dish a long mellow warmth from the dried chillies, and...

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Nutrition and buying tips: Fennel Seeds

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Regency Grade Fennel Seeds All values below are per 1 tsp (2g) of fennel seeds ProximatesWater 0.18gEnergy 7kcalProtein 0.32gTotal lipid (fat) 0.3gCarbohydrate, by difference 1.05gFiber, total dietary 0.8g MineralsCalcium, Ca 24mgIron, Fe 0.37mgMagnesium, Mg 8mgPhosphorus, P 10mgPotassium, K 34mgSodium, Na 2mgZinc, Zn 0.07mg VitaminsVitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.4mgThiamin 0.008mgRiboflavin 0.007mgNiacin 0.121mgVitamin B-6 0.009mgVitamin B-12 0µgVitamin A, RAE 0µgVitamin A, IU 3IUVitamin D (D2 + D3) 0µgVitamin D 0IU LipidsFatty acids, total saturated 0.01gFatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.198gFatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.034gCholesterol 0mg Tips on buying quality fennel seeds Fennel seeds come in all varieties, which nutrition wise are very similar,...

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