This meat-free alternative adds full bacon flavor to salads, side dishes, and sandwiches -- anyplace you'd enjoy a taste of meat.
A lovely member of the mint family with a mildly peppery taste, a hint of clove and mint, basil is at the same time spicy and sweet, warm and fresh.
Bayberry, also known as wax myrtle, is a common shrub in the marshlands of the eastern United States. In addition to its use in candle making, it is also commonly employed as a fragrance in potpourris. The root bark, when steeped into a tea, is astringent and cleansing.
Simply Organic® Black Bean Seasoning Mix melds spices — including onion, cumin, garlic and roasted chili powder — to create a taste sensation as enticing as the sounds of New Orleans jazz in the Quarter on a warm summer night.
Onion, celery seed and garlic enhance other flavors in this vegetarian option for homemade soups. Also delicious as a base for gravies and casseroles.
Burdock root is a popular folk remedy, and the fresh root is also a tasty vegetable. It is a superior tonic herb and alterative herb. Burdock has a special affinity for the skin and is used in all types of skin preparations. It also makes a pleasant tasting tea.
Ordinary soups, grains, beans, and meats become extraordinary southern delicacies with a liberal sprinkling of Cajun Seasoning. This blend can be used while cooking or after serving, at the table.
Provide a comfortable, restful atmosphere for your baby with pure, organic essential oils. The easy-to-use plug-in diffuser allows you to create a relaxing environment in the nursery to help coax your baby to calm down and drift off. A sample of our unique, organic essential oil blend designed for babies is included with each diffuser.
Prized by Indian, Scandinavian, and Middle Eastern cooks, cardamom has a sweet, warm taste and an exotic floral aroma. Its uses span the culinary spectrum--from beverages and delicate desserts to meats and curries.
Elettaria cardamomum is a member of the ginger (Zinziberaceae) family. The name cardamom (sometimes spelled cardamon or cardamum) means "grains of Paradise."
Carrot - Daucus carota
Carrots belong to the Umbelliferae family along with parsnips, fennel, caraway, cumin and dill.
Catnip - Nepeta cataria
Catnip is a perennial herb of the mint family. Catnip leaves can be used to brew a delicious herb tea, served alone or with a slice or lemon.
Cayenne - Capsicum annuum var. annuum
This colorful, ground chili pepper will turn up the heat and color in your cooking. Use it in favorite ethnic recipes, or sprinkle it on at the table whenever a dish needs extra zip.
Flavorful, comforting, gentle, traditional chamomile tea is made with German chamomile flowers. A versatile herb, chamomile is also an ingredient in shampoos and conditioners for light colored hair, in skin care creams and lotions, and in relaxing bath blends.
Chervil's distinctive yet delicate flavor is popular in European cooking. Easy to use (it won't overpower your dishes) and versatile, it's a spice well worth your acquaintance. Try it in pasta, egg, vegetable, and grain dishes, and in soups, sauces, salads and dressings.
Chia Seed - Salvia hispanica
Chia seeds add a subtle nutty flavor to sweet and savory dishes. Use them in breads and cakes, pancakes and smoothies, grain dishes and pasta dishes. Sprinkle them on oatmeal, salads, yogurt, or steamed veggies. You can even combine them with water to make a gel for sauces and dressings.
A must for Mexican and African cooking, chili flakes will liven up any dish. Use sparingly in marinara and pizza sauces, and on grilled vegetables and meats. Chilies can be irritating to the eyes and skin, so handle with caution.
Use the kick of chili pepper (with or without an added array of complimentary spices) to create lively Mexican or Tex-Mex fare. Or experiment with each variety (and in unexpected places) to keep everyone on their toes.
Chipotle peppers are actually dried, smoked jalapeno peppers. Their smoky-sweet flavor is often used in Southwestern and Mexican dishes. Add a dash to liven up everything from chili to barbecue.
Chives - Allium schoenoprasum
A close relative of onion, chives provide a convenient and colorful way to add a delicate onion taste to a wide variety of dishes. A handy item for the pantry, dried chives spruce up sour cream, soups, salads, dressings, and any casserole.
Wrap your hands around a mug of warm, mulled cider for reassurance on a frigid winter evening, a brisk autumn afternoon--or even a cool summer morning.
Cilantro - Coriandrum sativum
The fragrant, pungent leaf of the coriander plant, cilantro is popular in Mexican, Thai and Vietnamese cooking. Cilantro is also sometimes called fresh coriander, Italian parsley (which has similar, flat leaves) or Chinese parsley.
Cinnamon - that most popular of spices - comes from the bark of an evergreen tree. Cinnamon's sweet, spicy and warm fragrance adds pungent sweetness to your favorite baked goodies. You can also use it to add a depth of flavor to savory dishes as well.
Cinnamon sticks are flavorful and fun in mulled drinks and teas. (Serve each cup with its own cinnamon swirler.) Or combine them with allspice, cloves and ginger to make your own mulling spice.
Cloves - Syzygium aromaticum
Intensely aromatic and richly flavored, cloves have been a major player in the spice world since ancient times. Actually dried flower buds, you'll often find cloves in seasoning blends alongside cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
Aura Cacia's Comforting Vanilla Aromatherapy Massage will help transform your home into a private spa--or a romantic hideaway. Contains 100% pure vanilla CO2 extract and skin nourishing grapeseed, sweet almond, apricot kernel and vitamin E oils.
Comfrey leaves have tiny surface hairs which make them hard to dry quickly without spoiling. Allantoin, a consitituent in comfrey, makes the leaves a useful emollient in lotions, creams, and hair rinses.
Warm and citrusy at the same time, coriander seed is enjoyed in curries and chili, cookies and cakes. A sister to cilantro--both come from the same plant--coriander seed has a lovely, fragrant aroma once ripened, while cilantro is often described as foetid.
Cornsilks are the fine, silky hairs that run the length of an ear of corn. Often steeped in water to make a tea, try it with a little molasses to sweeten.
Cream of tartar powder (potassium hydrogen tartrate) or tartaric acid, is an effervescent acid obtained as a by-product of wine making. The acidic powder is used for culinary and other household purposes, among them: stabilizing egg whites and increasing their heat tolerance; preventing sugar syrups from crystallizing; reducing discoloration of boiled vegetables.
One of the world's most popular spices, cumin is extremely aromatic, with a warm, spicy, slightly bitter, earthy flavor. Cumin seeds are enjoyed around the world but especially in North African, Middle Eastern, Indian and Mexican cuisines.
In India, curry powder is almost always made on-the-spot with a unique blend of spices the cook chooses. You can do the same, when inspired and time permits. Or you can also rely on one of these Curry Powders to create authentic Indian fare any time.
While Earl Grey is a tea possessing the delicacy and nuance of flavor to be enjoyed on its own, it's also beautifully accentuated with a slice of lemon and pairs well with citrus or buttery flavored pastries.
Echinacea - Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea, commonly referred to as "coneflower" is a genus of nine different herbacious plants native to North America. The two primary species used in herbal preparations are E. Angustifolia and E. Purpurea, which are often used interchangeably.
Elderberries are dark purple fruits with a sweet-tart, fruity flavor. They make tasty, warming winter cordials, teas, syrups and wines. Elderberries contain bioflavonoids and vitamin C.
English Breakfast is a tea hearty enough to pair with a full breakfast or a tea-time repast of freshly baked scones. This traditional tea is often accentuated with sugar or honey and milk.
Eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia. The leaves contain eucalyptol, a common flavoring ingredient in commercial mouthwash, cough drops and vaporizer fluids.
Eyebright, Euphrasia officinalis
is a semiparasitic plant with roots that attach to some grasses. Eyebright herb is often used in a poultice.
Garlic - Allium sativum
Even the earliest cooks and healers considered garlic powerful and indispensable, but when it was introduced in the United States in the 1700s, garlic was slow to catch on. Today, however, the average American consumes over 2 1/2 pounds of garlic annually. It's compatible with virtually every savory food and is available in a number of convenient dried forms.
If you enjoy garlic, your taste buds are in for a real treat. This Garlic N Herb blend serves as a tasty salt-free replacement for salt or garlic salt.
Here are two of the most indispensable seasonings in one convenient blend, salt and garlic! Perfect for those who consider both ingredients staples in most savory dishes. Use it liberally both at the stove and at the dinner table.
A blend of bancha tea and toasted rice, this tea was originally created by Japanese farmers unable to afford regular bancha. It's a wholesome and delicious tea with a pleasantly sweet toasted aroma and nutty flavor.
Ginger - Zingiber officinale
Enjoyed in cuisines the world over for its warm, spicy-sweet aroma and flavor, ginger complements both sweet (think gingerbread) and savory (think stir fry) dishes. It's available in whole root, cut and sifted, powdered, and crystallized, so you can choose the perfect form for your perfect dish.
Look no further for a naturally rich and intense moisture cream. The revitalizing and fresh aroma of Aura Cacia's Ginger/Mint Body Cream will slowly release upon contact with the skin to keep you replenished throughout the day.
Guar gum is the ground endosperm of the guar bean, an annual legume native to India and Pakistan. It's primary use is as an emulsifier and thickening agent; it has 8 times the thickening power of cornstarch.
Gum Arabic, also know as gum acacia, comes from the sap of several species of African Acacia trees. A water soluble gum, it is used as a thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier in foods.
Simply Organic® Gumbo Base Seasoning Mix will get those saints marching in — for dinner! The enticing combination of onion, paprika, garlic, oregano, and other flavorful spices delivers taste from the “Big Easy” directly to your kitchen.
Hawthorn Berries, also referred to as haws, have been used since the 19th century as a tonic.
Orange peel, red rosehips, whole cloves, with bits of green blackberry leaf and chicory granules. Spicy, citrus aroma. Cinnamon-red hued infusion.
This traditional French blend of aromatic herbs contains savory, thyme, rosemary, basil, tarragon and lavender flowers. For a taste of the Mediterranean, include a splash of this flavorful blend in dips and dressings, soups and salads, sides and entrees.
Hibiscus, also known as rosemallow, is a flowering plant belonging to the same family as cocoa and cotton. The flowers are popular as an herbal tea, especially in Caribbean and Latin American countries. They are often combined with other herbs or fruit juices and they impart a cheery red color and tart flavor.
As a popular folk remedy for hundreds of years, horehound was planted throughout Europe and brought with settlers to North America, where it quickly became naturalized. It is a typical herb of cottage gardens, where it is harvested for use in tea and candy. The genus name 'marrubium' is believed to be derived from a Hebrew word meaning 'bitter juice'.
Horsetail is also known as scouring rush, shavegrass, bottlebrush or pewter wort. Because of its large quantity of silica, it was used to clean metal. Our horsetail consists of the sterile, aerial parts harvested in the summer months between June and August.
A unique and innovative massage blend combining skin-nourishing jojoba and coconut oils with natural, botanical thickeners. Indulge yourself with our quintessential relaxation aroma. Contains a blend of 100% pure lavender, lavadin and spike lavender essential oil that emit a rich floral aroma.
The fresh, sweet aroma of lavender has relaxing and uplifting qualities that leave users with a sense of calm and balance, making it one of today's most popular scents. Lavender is a gentle, multi-purpose herb. Lavender flowers have been used throughout history, to encourage love and passion, as a soothing component in skin care, hair care and cosmetic products, and in an array of perfumes, colognes and bath products.
Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis
Lemon balm is a sweet, lemony scented herb in the mint family that's native to Europe and the Mediterranean region. Its subtle lemon flavor with mint and herb undertones makes it a popular relaxing tea.
Dried lemon peel maintains the flavor of fresh peel, but is darker in color because it is dried without preservatives. Use it in herb teas, or grind in blender and use in baking, spice blends, marinades and rubs.
This combo of culinary favorites complements fresh and cooked dishes, at the stove and at the table. Zesty lemon and lively pepper perk up every savory dish. Here they are-- along with onion and garlic-- in one convenient blend.
Oats straw is the green top of the oat plant, harvested when the seed is at the milky stage, before it's fully ripe. The herb is nutritive and soothing to itchy, flaky skin and is used in baths, lotions and skin washes. It also makes a comforting herbal tea.
Onion - Allium cepa
The distinctly strong taste of onion is indispensable in the kitchen. It's warm, sweet and salty flavor shines in most savory dishes. It comes in several convenient dried forms: flakes, granules, powder and slices.
Orange peel is often used to enhance other flavors in desserts, gravies, sauces, and meat dishes. Dried orange peel can also be used as a garnish. It is a tasty addition to herbal tea blends.
Oregano - Origanum onites
This "pizza spice" is full of flavor and aroma-- a strong personality, but one that partners well with other seasonings, too. It's indispensable in Italian and other Mediterranean cooking as well as Mexican fare.
Orris Root - Iris germanica var. florentina
Orris, also known Bearded Iris, is a perennial plant native to Europe. Though once an herbal medicine, it is now primarily employed as a fixative and base note in perfumery, and as an ingredient in several brands of gin.
Paprika - Capsicum annuum var. annuum
A sweet but sassy relative of the chili pepper, paprika is used to add warm, natural color and mildly spicy flavor to soups, stews, grains, and a variety of hors d'ouvres.
Parsley Leaf - Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum
With a bright green color and a mild, fresh flavor, Parsley is a must-have for the pantry. Use it to flavor soups, vegetables, sauces, dressings, eggs and any potato dishes.
Passion Flower, also known as Maypop, is a climbing vine native to the Southern United States, where it has enjoyed a long history of use by Native Americans. Commonly taken as a tea, it has calming and soothing properties.
Pau d'Arco is the inner bark of a tropical tree native to Central and South America. The tea brewed from this species is commonly referred to as Lapacho or Taheebo and contains lapachol, quercetin and flavonoids.
Pepper lends satisfying heat and bite to most any dish (and it's great for salt-free diets). It works well in combination with other herbs and spices, too, and is commonly found in spice blends.
One of the world's most popular spices, black peppercorns are actually unripe green fruits (berries) that have been sun-dried after fermenting. Black, white and green peppers all come from the woody tropical plant Piper nigrum.
Peppermint is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe, it is now widely cultivated throughout the world. Sometimes referred to as "the world's oldest medicine" it has been used for centuries to settle tummy upset and freshen breath.
Pickling is one of the oldest ways to preserve food. Add Pickling Spice directly to the brine, or place in a tea ball or cheesecloth for easy removal.
This traditional seasoning-- headed by sage and thyme-- partners perfectly with poultry and stuffing. Try it with other savory ingredients, too.
Psyllium - Plantago ovata
Psyllium, also known as blonde psyllium, is a low growing herb native to Iran, Pakistan and India. It is the main ingredient in the commercial dietary supplements "Metamucil" and "Citrucel".
When a traditional pumpkin pie is your goal, this is the blend for you. Use it to make a few unpredictable desserts, too!
Red raspberry leaf is used to make a tasty tea and is often combined with other tea herbs to give the beverages a more robust flavor. Raspberry contains tannins that give it an astringent flavor and make it a wonderful toning herb.
Simply Organic® Red Beans Seasoning Mix provides the characteristic flavor of the Louisiana Creole dish traditionally served on Mondays. Our seasoning blend, which includes black pepper, oregano, parsley and a dash of cayenne, is so delicious you’ll want to serve it every day of the week!
Red Clover is a perennial native to Europe, Asia and Africa. It's most recognizable use is as a fodder crop, however its phytoestrogen content has made it a popular supplement for women.
Rhubarb Root - Rheum officinale or palmatum
Rhubarb is a perennial native to Asia where it was widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to ease constipation.
Rosehips, or rose haws, are the fruit of wild roses, also known as the "dog rose". They are a popular addition to a variety of herbal tea blends.
Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary has a fresh, herbaceous scent and has purifying properties. Blend rosemary oil with grapeseed and olive oils to make a nourishing scalp massage.
Rosemary's woody scent and minty flavor bring a balsamic deliciousness to sweet and savory dishes alike.
Roses - Rosa centifolia
Prized for it's delicate beauty and intoxicating fragrance, rose buds and petals are a staple of potpouri blends and sachets. Please note - our recent shipment of this product contains more petals than normal. The 1lb bag contains approximately 90% petals and 10% flowers.
Sage Leaf - Salvia officinalis
Used for centuries as both a seasoning and as a healing herb, sage has a highly penetrating, piney, woodsy fragrance and warm, piney, earthy flavor. A traditional accompaniment for robust meats, breads, rolls and stuffing, sage also makes a warming winter tea.
Aromatic, strong and spicy-- similar to thyme, but slightly more bitter-- winter savory can be used much like its annual relative, summer savory-- with beans and vegetables, meats, fish and poultry.
Often used in Chinese cuisine to flavor stir-fry and rice dishes, black sesame seeds are also great for encrusting fish and chicken. Use black sesame seeds to add texture and a mild nutty flavor to meats and vegetables.
This gourmet Sichuan, or Szechuan, pepper is grown in China and offers an unusual, pungent flavor that begins as warm and lemon-like with woodsy overtones, and finishes with a surprising numbing effect on the tongue! Its complex and unusual flavor can be used to intensify the flavor of fish, poultry, cheese, and vegetables. Substitute Sichuan pepper for black pepper to add an exotic twist to recipes.
Slippery Elm is a small tree native to North America. The bark is harvested from the tree in the early spring and the outer bark is scraped off, leaving the mucilage-rich inner bark. The soothing mucilage is used in ointments, poultices, throat lozenges and skin care products.
A comforting blend of seven organic and Fair Trade Certified™ sugars and spices - all sourced from small farmer co-ops.
These blends offer different combinations of mixed dried vegetables such as carrots, dehydrated onion, potatoes, peas, tomatoes, celery flakes, bell peppers, parsley and green beans and can be used in soups, stews and other dishes calling for cooked vegetables.
A parent of peppermint and one of the oldest mints cultivated, spearmint is used to flavor all types of foods, such as jellies, jams, candies, sauces, desserts and fruit dishes. It is also used to flavor and fragrance toothpaste, mouthwash, lozenges and chewing gum. Spearmint makes a refreshing herbal tea and is delicious iced or hot.
Spinach - Spinacia oleracea
Spinach flakes have a characteristic spinach flavor and are convenient to use in dips, soups and tomato dishes such as lasagna.
An unusual, star-shaped spice, star anise adds pungent, licorice-like flavor and aroma to meats, stews, mulled beverages and liqueurs.
Add instant taco flavor to meat, rice, beans and dips with this authentic blend of south-of-the-border seasonings. Start with just a pinch or two and add more to taste.
Tarragon Leaf - Artemisia dracunculus 'Sativa'
"King of the Herbs" to the French, tarragon adds distinctively sweet, fresh, licorice-like flavor to sauces, salad dressings, poultry, egg, and fish dishes. It's also a crucial component of spice blends like fines herbes, bouquet garni, and herbs de Provence.
Add the flavors of exotic Thailand to your next seafood, soup, rice or noodle dishes with this robust, salt-free blend.
A little lemony and decidedly distinctive, thyme is a crucial ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. You'll find it in soups and sauces, vegetable and meat dishes, as well as classic spice blends like bouquet garni and herbes de Provence.
Turmeric's warm aroma, bright color, and gingery/peppery taste are relied upon in cooking throughout Asia. It's best known as the spice that gives curry powder its distinctive color.
Valerian is well known for its strong, distinct aroma, which only develops after the roots are dried. One of the most calming and deeply relaxing herbs we know of, valerian is often used in bedtime formulas and sleep pillows.
It's hard to imagine a kitchen void of vanilla. Its full, rich, universally popular taste and enticing aroma is irreplaceable in cookies, cakes, custards, ice creams-- almost every conceivable sweet-- and a few savory dishes, too. (See also Vanilla Extract and Vanilla
Corn syrup solids, tomato, salt, dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic, autolyzed yeast extract, carrot,
basil, celery seed, kelp, parsley, spinach, turmeric, bay. Enhance your soups, dips or gravies with this savory blend.