How to use: Ginger is a versatile spice being used either in sweet bakery for cakes and biscuits directly or in mixes like Steenbergs organic mixed spice, while it is also used in savoury foods from Indian and South East Asian curries through to sausages. I like it in making sausages finding it adds a pleasing heat that complements the pork very well. For some ideas on how to use ginger, try BBC recipes and Steenbergs Recipes section and type in ginger.
Steenbergs Organic Fenugreek Seeds are the golden-brown – and relatively hard – seeds that come from the slender annual herb, fenugreek or Trigonella foenum-graecum. The aroma of organic fenugreek seeds is spicy and sharp, while the flavour is mildy bitter and like eating peas. Steenbergs fenugreek seeds have a wonderfully pungent aroma and taste, sweet and somewhat bitter, reminiscent of burnt sugar. Use Steenbergs organic fenugreek seed in curries, chutneys and baking, especially of flat breads.
Steenbergs Organic Cumin – or jeera – is another classic of the organic storecupboard. Cumin is one of the oldest and most popular spices in the world. Organic cumin has a very distinctive, strong flavour that is and important spice (and smell) in Moroccan kitchens and in Mexican cooking. Use Steenbergs organic ground cumin (or organic cumin powder) to Moroccan cooked dishes and salads or in any Mexican chilli dish, most curries. As one of the most popular spices organic cumin can be added to most savoury dishes.
Ginger has a multitude of health benefits: It stimulates digestion, lowers blood pressure, reduces nausea, reduces inflammation, has antibacterial properties, regulates blood sugar, reduces menstrual pain and can positives affect cholesterol levels.