International Food: Spices

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Here at Wandering Educators, we are always looking to find the best prices and highest quality foods for you!


To that end, we've partnered with a Spice Company, MySpiceSage, to offer you deals on excellent spices. My Spice Sage is known for its premium spices, state-of-the art spice grinding, and cutting out the middle man to deliver spices to you at peak freshness.


My Spice Sage also offers $3 flat fee shipping, and free shipping on orders of over $30. 





Here are their top 10 bestselling spices:


1.      Brown Mustard Seed

Also known as Black Mustard Seed or Indian Mustard. Has a strong, sharp and hot taste.  Commonly used in Indian cooking, seasoning meat/fish and pickling.

Brown Mustard Seed

2.      Cardamom Seeds

Also known as Decorticated Cardamon. Taste is warm, lemony, sweet and
fresh.  Commonly used in curries, bread, meat loaf, coffee flavoring, potatoes and fish.

Cardamom Seeds

3.      Horseradish Powder

Also known as Mountain Radish or Great Raifort. Taste is hot, spicy, sharp
and intense. Commonly used in sauces, dips, seasoning fish and roast beef.

Horseradish Powder

4.      Cake Spice

Taste is sweet, warm, pleasant and complex. Commonly used in cakes,
desserts, pies, and breads.

Cake Spice

5.      Wasabi Powder

Also known as Japanese Horseradish. Has an intense, sharp and hot taste.
Commonly used in asian cooking and sushi.

Wasabi Powder

6.      Fenugreek Seed

Has a distinctive, powerful, warm, sweet taste and a slight bitterness
similar to celery. Commonly used in curry powders, pastes, tea and cakes.

Fenugreek Seed

7.      Juniper Berries

Are bittersweet, tart and fragrant. Used by hunters on their game such as
rabbit, venison, wild boar, pork and fowl. Also good in more common recipes
such as stews and lamb dishes.

Juniper Berries

8.      Jalapeno Salt

Is hot, salty and similar to a Jalapeno. Commonly used in fajitas,
burritos, tacos, and anything that needs some heat.

Jalapeno Salt

9.      Arrowroot Powder

Also known as the "Obedience Plant" originated from France. It is often
used as a thickening agent in gravies, sauces, baking.

Arrowroot Powder

10.     Turmeric Ground

Also known as "Yellow Ginger" originated from India. It is has a strong,
warm, slightly bitter and similar to ginger taste. Commonly used in curry
powders, yellow coloring agent, mustard and Indian cooking.

Turmeric Ground







Photo of a spice market in Germany. (c) Jessica Voigts