Festive Gift Wrapping Ideas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas which means you’ll soon be preparing gifts for your loved ones. Once you’ve found the perfect present it’s time to get wrapping! …

Cacao or Cocoa: What’s the difference?

Chocolate is healthy – right? Not quite, but like most ingredients, how you process them makes a huge difference to their benefits (or indeed their disadvantages). That’s definitely the case …

The beautiful benefits of Star Anise

Thanks to its distinctive taste and aroma, star anise is often used in rich and delicious dishes and is an important ingredient in the well-known spice blend Chinese 5 Spice, …

Bee pollen: The latest superfood trend

Considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods, bee pollen is creating quite a buzz around the world. Even celebrities, such as Victoria Beckham, are raving about the multitude of benefits …

Long Peppers: The forgotten spice

Long peppers, Piper longnum, are the fruits of an aromatic, perennial climbing plant native to India and South Asia and now found cultivated in Indonesia and Thailand. It’s a spice …

The benefits of chillies and capsaicin2

As one of the world’s favourite spices, it’s strange to think that chili peppers weren’t introduced to the wider world until the 16th century, thanks to the Italian explorer Christopher …

What is a Superfood?

superfood noun noun: superfood; plural noun: superfoods; noun: super-food; plural noun: superfoods  A nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and wellbeing. When it comes to supporting your …

Bio Foods: Farming with a face

We are pretty proud of our Fairtrade range of products and we’re not the only ones… All of our wonderful Fairtrade herbs and spices, everything from Cloves to Curry Leaves, …

7 benefits of Dandelion Root

Whilst it may be a source of frustration to many gardeners, there are some persuasive reasons why we should be celebrating this pervasive little plant. From the root to the …