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Arrowroot, or obedience plant (Maranta arundinacea), is a large perennial herb of genus Maranta found in rainforest habitats. Arrowroot is also the name of the edible starch from the rhizomes (rootstock) of West Indian arrowroot. The plant is naturalised in Florida, but it is chiefly cultivated in the West Indies (Jamaica and St. Vincent), Australia, Southeast Asia, and South and East Africa. It used to be very popular in British cuisine, though Napoleon supposedly said the real reason for the British love of arrowroot was to support their colonies.
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Arrowroot Powder VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 74688 25Kg £46.50 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
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Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. It is also known as cilantro, particularly in the Americas. Coriander is native to southwestern Asia and west-North Africa. It is a soft, hairless plant growing to 50cm tall. The leaves are variable in shape, broadly lobed at the base of the plant, and slender and feathery higher on the flowering stems. The flowers are borne in small umbels, white or very pale pink, asymmetrical, with the petals pointing away from the centre of the umbel longer (5-6mm) than those pointing to the middle of the umbel (only 1-3mm long). The fruit is a globular dry schizocarp 3-5mm diameter. The name coriander derives from Latin "coriandrum" (in turn from Greek). John Chadwick notes the Mycenaean Greek form of the word, koriadnon "has a pattern curiously similar to the name of Minos's daughter Ariadne, and it is plain how this might be corrupted later to koriannon or koriandron." Both seed and leaves of coriander have antioxidant properties and are believed to help relieve anxiety. Also, coriander is thought to relieve symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
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Coriander Ground VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 86842 1Kg £9.89 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
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Essential Trading is a Bristol worker co-operative established in 1971. At Essential we strive towards creating a truly ethical company, and believe this has a positive impact along the entire food chain. We wholesale, manufacture and distribute sustainable organic wholefoods across the UK and beyond. Over 6000 lines of healthy options, quality nutrition and products that all make a real difference.
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Essential Piri Piri Seasoning VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 67092 500g £4.95 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a species of Origanum, native to Europe, the Mediterranean region and southern and central Asia. It is a perennial herb, growing to 20-80cm tall, with opposite leaves 1-4cm long. The flowers are purple, 3-4mm long, produced in erect spikes. Oregano is the anglicised form of the Italian word origano, which is also a derivation from the Greek origanon (oros="mountain" + the verb ganousthai=delight in"). Oregano is high in antioxidant activity, due to a high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids. Also, oregano has demonstrated antimicrobial activity against food-borne pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes. Both of these characteristics may be useful in both health and food preservation. In the Philippines, oregano (Coleus aromaticus) is not commonly used for cooking but is rather considered as a medicinal plant, useful for relieving children's coughs. Main constituents include carvacrol, thymol, limonene, pinene, ocimene, and caryophyllene. The leaves and flowering stems are strongly antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and mildly tonic. Aqueous extracts, capsules, or oil extracts of oregano are taken by mouth for the treatment of colds, influenza, mild fevers, fungal infections, indigestion, stomach upsets, enteric parasites,and painful menstruation. It is strongly sedative and should not be taken in large doses, though mild teas have a soothing effect and aid restful sleep. Used topically, oregano is one of the best antiseptics because of its high thymol content.
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Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The fruit, known as a peppercorn when dried, is a small drupe five millimetres in diameter, dark red when fully mature, containing a single seed. Peppercorns, and the powdered pepper derived from grinding them, may be described as black pepper, white pepper, red/pink pepper, green pepper, and very often simply pepper. The terms pink peppercorns, red pepper, and green pepper are also used to describe the fruits of other, unrelated plants. Black pepper is native to South India (Tamil:milagu; Kannada:menasu; Malayalam:kurumulaku; Telugu:miriyam; Konkani:miriya konu;) and is extensively cultivated there and elsewhere in tropical regions. Black pepper is also cultivated in the Coorg area of Karnataka. The spiciness of black pepper is due to the chemical piperine. Dried ground pepper is one of the most common spices in European cuisine and its descendants, having been known and prized since antiquity for both its flavour and its use as a medicine. It may be found on nearly every dinner table in some parts of the world, often alongside table salt.
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Paprika VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 64336 25Kg £72.15 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
Paprika Smoked VeganGluten FreeFairtradeOrganicStock 69598 1kg £25.25 Increase Decrease Increase Decrease 0N.B. this item is not splittable! add item
In non-South Asian recipes, turmeric is sometimes used as an agent to impart a rich, custard-like yellow colour. It has found application in canned beverages, baked products, dairy products, ice cream, yogurt, yellow cakes, orange juice, biscuits, popcorn colour, sweets, cake icings, cereals, sauces, etc. It is a significant ingredient in most commercial curry powders. Turmeric is used in savoury dishes. Although usually used in its dried, powdered form, Turmeric is also used fresh - much like ginger. It has numerous uses in far east recipes, such as fresh turmeric pickle (which contains large chunks of soft turmeric). Turmeric (coded as E100 when used as a food additive) is used to protect food products from sunlight. The oleoresin is used for oil-containing products. The curcumin/polysorbate solution or curcumin powder dissolved in alcohol is used for water containing products. Over-colouring, such as in pickles, relishes and mustard, is sometimes used to compensate for fading. In Ayurvedic practices, turmeric is thought to have many medicinal properties and many in South Asia use it as a readily available antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises. It is also used as an antibacterial agent.
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