Saffron is the orange/brown dried pistil of a bulbous plant that resembles a crocus. Each flower has three pistils which give dishes their distinctive yellow colour. The taste is subtle but still penetrating, warm, musky and slightly bitter.
Our nutmeg are sourced from Ambon, Indonesia. Verstegen has found a partner, a Dutch-Ambonese company, and works very closely with them to ensure the highest quality of spices are obtained.
Cloves (whole) 5g£1.50
Perfect to use when decorating a beautiful glazed ham. A classic when it comes to spices.
Bay Leaves 2g£0.99
Bay leaves have a strong woody, spicy flavor. They're a must-have for any spicy curries or stews.
Allspice - ground 38g£1.99
A very aromatic spice. Used in Caribbean cooking as well as winter puddings and drinks.
A classic spice to use in Caribbean cooking, particularly jerk chicken. Also great for wonter puddings.
Aniseed - ground 33g£1.99
Popular in sweet and savoury cooking. Carries a very distinctive liquorice flavour which works very well in pork.
Basil - 17g£2.50
Wonderfully aromatic herb. Perfect to use with meat, vegetables, salads, pizza and pasta sauces.
Bay leaf - ground 25g£1.99
A classic ingredient for a bouquet garni. Helps give a bittersweet flavour to your food, ideal for roasts and stews.
Black sesame seeds 320g£7.99
Black Sesame Seed comes from a one-year old tropical plant. The black seeds have a distinctive rich, powerful smell and a more earthy taste than the white seeds. Suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets. Nut free.
Black sesame seeds 50g£2.49
An essential flavour for any Chinese-style cooking. Gives your food a sweet nuttiness and a great savoury flavour.