Tuesday , July 14 2020

Meridian fennel / Caraway


Meridian fennel  / Caraway Description Caraway (Carum carvi), also known as meridian fennel, or Persian cumin, is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to western Asia, Europe and Northern Africa. The plant is similar in appearance to other members of the carrot family, with finely divided, feathery leaves …

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Rattan / Malacca Cane


Rattan / Malacca Cane Description Rattan (from the Malay rotan) is the name for the roughly 600 species of palms in the tribe Calameae, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Australasia. Most rattans differ from other palms in having slender stems, 2–5 cm diameter, with long internodes between …

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Mace Description The nutmeg tree is important for two spices derived from the fruit: nutmeg and mace. Nutmeg is the seed of the tree, roughly egg-shaped and about 20 to 30 mm long and 15 to 18 mm wide, and weighing between 5 and 10 g dried, while mace is …

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Liquorice / Licorice


Liquorice / Licorice Description Liquorice is a confectionery flavoured with the extract of the roots of the liquorice plant. A wide variety of liquorice sweets are produced around the world. In North America, liquorice is called black licorice, to distinguish it from similar confectionery varieties that are not flavoured with …

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Lard Description Lard is pig fat in both its rendered and unrendered forms. Lard was commonly used in many cuisines as a cooking fat or shortening, or as a spread similar to butter. Its use in contemporary cuisine has diminished; however, many contemporary cooks and bakers favour it over other …

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Juniper Berries


Juniper Berries Description A Junipers are coniferous plants in the genus Juniperus of the cypress family Cupressaceae. Depending on taxonomic viewpoint, there are between 50-67 species of juniper, widely distributed throughout the northern hemisphere, from the Arctic, south to tropical Africa in the Old World, and to the mountains of …

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Freeze-dried Products


Freeze-dried Products Description Freeze-dried products are very hygroscopic, and should be packed in moisture-proof material, inside cartons. These products should be protected against moisture and light. Oxygen will make any fats rancid, and light will bleach many materials. The products are very brittle and may disintegrate to powder form with …

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Fruit, dried Dates


Fruit, dried ….  Dates … Description Dried fruit is fruit where the majority of the original water content has been removed either naturally, through sun drying, or through the use of specialized dryers or dehydrators. Dried fruit has a long tradition of use dating back to the fourth millennium BC in Mesopotamia, …

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Bones and Bone Products


Bones and Bone Products Description Bones are shipped in bulk or in plastic bags. Bone products are usually shipped in bags. If too fresh or if damp may heat during the voyage. Should be kept in a dry, well ventilated space. Subject to loss in weight due to drying out, …

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Fishmeal   Description Fish meal, or fishmeal, is a commercial product made from fish and the bones and offal from processed fish. It is a brown powder or cake obtained by drying the fish or fish trimmings, often after cooking, and then grinding it. If it is a fatty fish …

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