Food | Seasonings

Salts of the 7 Seas

A whole website dedicated to the best of the basic seasonings salt and pepper. Unusual sea salts and blends plus peppercorns. Samplers allow you to learn about salts and peppercorns and choose your favorites. “Salts of the 7 Seas was founded to bring the beautiful and healthy world of whole mineral, all natural sea salts to people everywhere who love to cook and eat. Produced in exacting standards with attention to purity, wholesomeness and respect for the environment.”

 

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Curio Spice Co.

Organic spices and exotic spice blends from around the world and the USA. Spices are sourced direct from origin whenever possible, “with the highest standards in organic and fair trade agriculture. Sourcing from origin highlights the “terroir” of spices from specific regions (just like wine), adding edible luxury, creativity and intense flavor to food, cocktails and more. Simultaneously, Curio’s dedication to direct sourcing and the highest standards in sustainability allow for a premium product and improved farmer livelihoods.”

 

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Verdant Kitchen

Farm fresh USA-grown certified organic ginger and turmeric, in capsules and in a wide variety of other delightful food products that celebrate the properties and flavors of these spices. “These spices have been at the intersection of gourmet and wellness for millennia. At Verdant Kitchen, we use our deep knowledge and the finest ingredients from our own organic farm and around the world to unleash these spices and craft unique, delicious and healthful products.”

[Note some food products may contain sugar, ingredients not listed on website (they will read them to you over the phone). I’m giving you this site for USA-grown ginger and turmeric—two spices/supplements that are usually grown in Asia.]

 

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Jacobsen Salt Co.

“Harvested from the cold, pristine waters of Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast, Jacobsen Salt Co.’s flake and kosher sea salts have gained much critical acclaim for their beautiful and pure taste, texture, and appearance, and are used by chefs and home cooks around the world. We are proud to be the leader in the emerging vanguard of American Saltmakers, as well as first company to harvest salt in the Pacific Northwest since Lewis & Clark. In addition to an extensive assortment of pure sea salts and infused sea salts, Jacobsen Salt Co. also produces a line of salty confections, cocktail salts, seasonings and spice blends.” Also various prepared food products that use this salt as an ingredient.

 

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Amagansett Sea Salt

Premium finishing salt, to be added to food on your plate. “Amagansett Sea Salt is crafted entirely by hand in small batches from seawater harvested from the Atlantic Ocean. All steps – from the ocean to the jar – take place in Amagansett, a small, oceanfront hamlet in the Hamptons area of Long Island, New York. Our process is entirely natural, requiring only the sun, the wind, a strong back, and patience. By carefully balancing solar evaporation and exposure to the crisp, clear ocean breezes, our Amagansett Sea Salt forms slowly into crystals with a mild, sweet, flavor and a distinctive soft “crunch” that enhances any food. Clean water. Clean air. Exceptional sea salt. The best salt comes from clean, cold, fast-moving ocean water solar-evaporated outdoors in clean, fresh ocean air. We are not a salt importer or blender; rather we make our crystals. Our salt is made outdoors in the sunshine and bathed by ocean breezes, not under a roof or in a greenhouse. We do not boil or oven-dry our seawater or salt. We use no chemicals or anti-caking agents. We have taken excruciatingly difficult steps to eliminate all metal from contacting our sea water and salt crystals. Producing salt this way is hard, labor intensive and weather dependent, but the results are worth it.” Pure salt and salt blends.

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Back to Organics

Flavored salts made from the purest salts and fresh herbs and zests. “Back to Organic Fresh Herb and Zest Salts are blended in small batches using the finest, mineral rich sea salts, organic spices, citrus zests and fresh herbs. By using fresh herbs and citrus zests, we preserve the flavor and natural, essential oils in the salt. Essential oils contain many vital vitamins and antioxidants to remove free radicals, boost the immune system, and improve circulation and digestion. Our gourmet salts are so flavorful you only need a pinch to create simple and delicious meals.” Packaged in glass.

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Teeny Tiny Spice Company

Certified organic spice blends from around the world—common and unusual. Like chocolate chili, British curry, Oaxaca Adobo…“We hand blend and package the cleanest, most flavorful spice and herb blends available. Our seasonings cover a broad array of world cuisines and cooking styles from curries to barbeque to dessert, and include salt free and low sodium products. All of our products are pure food. Nothing is hidden with all ingredients listed on every package so that you know exactly what you are putting in your body. We also provide over 150 recipes on our recipe site.”

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Spicely Organics

More than one hundred organic spices and seasonings, many that you won’t find in your natural food store. “All of our organic spices and seasonings are shipped, steam-sterilized and packaged under our very strict guidelines, ensuring that each and every one of our customers are able to trust and enjoy any and all of our products. By respecting the earth and its environment and the natural organism that is the human body, each and every one of our spices and seasonings are ethically sourced and are free of added chemicals or hazardous materials. We set our production standards extremely high as we understand that you expect the same. Browse and enjoy Spicely Organics spices and seasonings with the peace of mind that comes from knowing we support wholesome nourishment in all of its delicious forms..” Also a small selection of organic teas and organic chocolate flavored with their teas and spices (sweetened with organic cane sugar).

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Minnesota Nice Spice

Organically-grown, hand-blended, globally-inspired seasoning blends. Proceeds are donated to help artists with disabilities. But these are no ordinary seasoning blends. I tried them and every single one I tried gave me a burst of fresh flavor that made me say “wow!”. They are just perfectly blended. Blends feature flavors from all over the world. My favorite was the Island Spice Dessert Blend, which contains all the warm winter spices.

Listen to my interview with Debb Masterson, Founder of Minnesota Nice Spice

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Pure Indian Foods

A wide variety of organic Indian groceries, including organic grassfed ghee, organic Indian spices and other Indian groceries and food supplies that are hard-to-find in the United States. “We have been producing our delicious, nutritious, pure ghee fresh in small batches for five generations, ensuring undoubted quality. Using only non-homogenized milk obtained from cows during the spring and fall — when the grass is rapidly growing — we are able to give our products fat-soluble vitamins and conjugated linoleic acid.”

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Wakaya Perfection

Ginger, turmeric and kava—to take as supplements and for culinary use—grown, harvested, and processed way beyond organic. “Using our own proprietary strain of Pink Fijian Ginger, we plant, till and harvest exclusively by hand, and the tropical rains are Wakaya’s sole source of irrigation. Our ginger and dilo plants are both free of industrial pollutants, chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Wakaya Perfection Ginger is processed by hand. We grow our unique Fijian pink ginger in wide, sloping paddocks at a high elevation to prevent erosion. We hand-harvest our crops in paddocks to eliminate a mechanical footprint that could compromise the integrity of the crops. No machinery touches our ginger crops, only caring hands cultivate the earth. No chemically treated water is ever used in irrigation. All washing of crops prior to processing is done with fresh rainwater from our catchment system.”

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Real Salt

An all natural unrefined sea salt harvested from an ancient underground ocean in Redmond, Utah USA. In addition to plain salt, they also sell garlic salt, onion salt, and seasoning salt made with their salt and organic ingredients. Good educational information on the website about refined salt vs unrefined sea salt and various sources of salt.

Listen to my interview with Redmond Incorporated sales and marketing in charge Darryl Bosshardt.

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Mountain Rose Herbs

An amazing list of several hundred organic and wildcrafted bulk herbs and spices–all "grown, processed and handled with oversight and certification from a third party certification agency…Mountain Rose Herbs has over 8 farm operations, 3 wild harvesting operators, and acts as a direct liaison and processor with farmers and growers all across the globe. We are confident not only in the quality of material you may order but the ethics involved with their preparation and handling… We will continue our work in making organics affordable and have them delivered to your doorstep so fresh and fragrant that we promise it will make you feel good all over." And there are info links for each that give contemporary and folklore data.

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Himalayan Living Salt

Pristine crystalline salt evaporated from a primordial sea. When the Himalayan mountain range was formed, this salt was buried, preserving its purity. Because it is hand-mined, hand-selected, hand-crushed, hand-washed, and sun dried, it retains its bio-energetic qualities, just as it was in the primordial sea 250 million years ago. Contains the 84 minerals and trace elements essential to health.

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The Garlic Store

If you love garlic, you'll love this website. They carry organic garlic in every form imaginable–Organic Toasted Elephant Garlic Flakes, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Garlic Flakes, Organic Heirloom Garlic Flakes, and almost 50 different varieties of fresh organic garlic. Also books, videos, and accessories that help you cook with garlic. (Note this site also sells many packaged foods containing garlic that are not organic, so read descriptions carefully. This is an all-garlic site, but not an all-organic site.)

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