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 …

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 …

The hottest benefits of cayenne pepper

A powerful ingredient with a host of health and beauty benefits, cayenne pepper has been used within Chinese medicines for hundreds of years. It’s common knowledge that cayenne pepper is …

The benefits of chillies and capsaicin

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 …

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, …