Spice Trade — rosemary

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Market Update: Jan 2022

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Grains and superseeds such as Chia, Flaxseed, Sesame Seeds have all been hiking up for the last two months, nearly all producers are all having their own unique problems ranging from severe inflation in Canada/India/China, to weather problems in Peru/Argentina resulting in crop failure of 30-40% and cost rises of 5-10%. These seeds don't grow easily and a replacement supply origin cannot cover the demand of the whole world. Prices are declining for some nuts: walnuts, pecans have dropped 10-15% as new crops from Chile, Mexico and Argentina are entering the market. There are also big supply issues for mediterranean herbs...

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Recipe: Herby Pizza Crust

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Recipe: Herby Pizza Crust

This easy-to-make pizza crust is ideal for busy Hong Kong people or anyone who want to minimize the cooking time but still want to enjoy a nice hot home-made pizza with toppings you fancy. If you already have tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, then you can make margherita pizza at home in 30 minutes. You can also make pesto pizza by using basil pesto instead of tomato sauce and top with cottage cheese or any cheese you like. (In my next article, I will share with you how to make tomato pizza sauce at home) Tips: This recipe skips the...

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Recipe: Herb Korokke

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Recipe: Herb Korokke

When my mother was still a student attending junior high school, she used to stop by at a local korokke shop on her way home. She said they were so cheap and served as a good snack for teenagers. Korokke is a deep fried dish usually filled with minced meat and potato. When western dish of croquette was introduced to Japan, the name got twisted and became known as korokke, or so I heard. Korokke is commonly served at a family dinner table. There are many variations of korokke and creamy corn korokke is my favorite. Today, I present you a vegetarian version...

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Nutrition and buying tips: Rosemary

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Regency Grade Long Stemmed Rosemary Flakes Below are average values per 1 tsp (1.2g) of dried rosemary leaves ProximatesWater 0.11gEnergy 4kcalProtein 0.06gTotal lipid (fat) 0.18gCarbohydrate, by difference 0.77gFiber, total dietary 0.5g MineralsCalcium, Ca 15mgIron, Fe 0.35mgMagnesium, Mg 3mgPhosphorus, P 1mgPotassium, K 11mgSodium, Na 1mgZinc, Zn 0.04mg VitaminsVitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.7mgThiamin 0.006mgRiboflavin 0.005mgNiacin 0.012mgVitamin B-6 0.021mgFolate, DFE 4µgVitamin B-12 0.00µgVitamin A, RAE 2µgVitamin A, IU 381IUVitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µgVitamin D 0IU LipidsFatty acids, total saturated 0.088gFatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.036gFatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.028gCholesterol 0mg Tips on buying quality Rosemary Rosemary is one of the easier herbs to...

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