Mexican Spices Gift Set
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Cumin Seeds - Whole (180 mL jar)
Cumin is intensely aromatic with a distinctive earthy and nutty flavour. It is an essential spice in Indian, Mexican and North African cuisine. In many cuisines, cumin is as common as salt or pepper.
Mexican Oregano (180 mL jar)
Mexican oregano is not actually oregano, it is part of the verbena family. It has more citrus notes than Mediterranean oregano and works well with many chile-based dishes common in Mexican cuisine like moles or enchiladas, as well as beans and braised meats.
Epazote (180 mL jar)
Popular in the cooking Mexican Yucatan peninsula, its flavour has hints of oregano, pine, mint and citrus. Much like cilantro, this herb is divisive, you either love or hate it. Reputed to help with flatulence, therefore it is commonly added to many bean dishes.
True Sri Lankan Cinnamon - Ground (180 mL jar)
True soft-stick, Ceylon cinnamon, is from Sri Lanka, but interestingly is not the cinnamon flavour we know and love in North America. This more citrusy variety is commonly used in Mexico, the largest importer of cinnamon, known locally as canela. Cinnamon does not taste sweet itself but enhances sweetness in other ingredients. Also, great in savoury meat dishes common in Morocco and Mexico.