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Mustard Description / Application Mustard (or yellow sauce) is a condiment made from the seeds of a mustard plant (white or yellow mustard, Brassica sinapis hirta; brown or Indian mustard, Brassica juncea; or black mustard, Brassica nigra). The whole, ground, cracked, or bruised mustard seeds are mixed with water, salt, …

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Nutmeg Description The nutmeg tree is important for two spices derived from the fruit: nutmeg and mace. The oval nutmegs have a reticulately wrinkled surface and are 2 – 3.5 cm long and up to 2 cm thick. The tissue of the seed kernel is yellowish, with dark strands passing …

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Pepper Description Peppercorns, whether black, white or green, are the dried fruits of the pepper plant (Piper nigrum) of the Piperaceae family. The evergreen pepper plant is a woody climber, which grows up to 4 m high on stakes. Its fruits are in spikes (up to 15 cm long) of …

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Persian cumin Caraway

Caraway persian cumin

Persian cumin   Caraway Description Caraway (Carum carvi), also known as meridian fennel, or Persian cumin, is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to western Asia, Europe and Northern Africa. The plant is similar in appearance to other members of the carrot family, with finely divided, feathery leaves with …

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Pig fat : Lard


Pig fat : Lard Description Lard is pig fat in both its rendered and unrendered forms. Lard was commonly used in many cuisines as a cooking fat or shortening, or as a spread similar to butter. Its use in contemporary cuisine has diminished; however, many contemporary cooks and bakers favour …

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Pistachio nuts


Pistachio nuts Description The pistachio, a member of the cashew family, is a small tree originally from Central Asia and the Middle East. Nowadays pistachio trees can be found in regions of Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Tunisia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Italy (Sicily), Uzbekistan, Afghanistan (especially in …

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Quebracho Extract


Quebracho Extract Description Quebracho produces tannins that can be extracted in quebracho sawmills from the heartwood of both red and white quebracho . Logs are inserted into planers to produce chips that are used to produce the quebracho extract by boiling them into vats. It is used for fine leather …

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Raisins Description Raisins are dried grapes. They are produced in many regions of the world. Raisins may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking and brewing. In the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada the word “raisin” is reserved for the dried large dark grape, with “sultana” …

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Red Kidney Beans

Red kidney beans

Red Kidney Beans Description Usually shipped in bags. May be subject to loss in weight if shipped soon after harvesting. If wetted will quickly absorb moisture, increase in weight and rot. See also Beans, dried

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Yeast Description Yeasts consist of one cell, and belong to the taxonomic group called fungi, which also contains moulds. There are many species of yeasts. The most common yeast known is Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is used in the baking- and brewing industry. Yeasts also play an important role in the …

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