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Fennel Spice Profile


Posted by Rebekah Wicke on 8/21/18

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What is Fennel?

As a perennial and a member of the carrot family, fennel is indigenous to Europe and Asia Minor growing to a height of 3 - 5 feet. Fennel bears a strong resemblance to dill with its tall stalks, feathery green leaves and clusters of small flowers. Flowers of the fennel plant are distinct in their golden yellow color and will produce two seeds of each. Seeds are long and oval in shape, slightly curved with five ridges running the length of the seed. They become yellow-brown when dried and vary in length up to 3/8 inch. Though all parts of the fennel plant are edible (seeds, leaves, stalks and bulb), it is the seeds that are most common in commercial and household culinary use.

What is it used for today?

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Fennel seed is common in prepared sausage seasonings as well as other Italian style products such as spaghetti sauce blends and meatball seasonings. Additionally, it has been used in the bakery industry, as an ingredient in bread, rolls and apple and other fruit pie fillings.

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Anise Spice Profile


Posted by Rebekah Wicke on 8/7/18

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What is Anise?

Anise seeds come from the Pimpinella anisum plant which is widely cultivated in Southern Europe, Asia, North Africa and Mexico. It is an annual herb which grows to a height of 2 to 3 feet with bright green leaves. Clusters of white flowers grow at the stem ends of the anise plant producing small greenish gray seeds. The seeds are crescent shaped and ribbed with course “hairs” giving them a rough texture.

Like many other spices, anise is a member of the parsley family. It is unique, however, in its distinctive licorice-like aroma and flavor. Although true licorice actually comes from the roots of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant, anise is often used as a licorice flavoring in confections and alcoholic beverages. Historically, anise was often used to mask the flavor of medicines due to its licorice-like flavor. The spice has also had a wide variety of medicinal and other uses ranging from an aphrodisiac to a digestive aid to a preventer of evil dreams.

What is it used for today?

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Ground anise is used in confections such as biscotti, coffee cakes and sweetened yeast breads. More often, however, it is a component of seasonings for Italian sausage, pepperoni, knockwurst or other prepared meats. In meats, anise is also used in its cracked form for added texture and flavor.

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Sesame Spice Profile


Posted by Rebekah Wicke on 7/24/18

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What is Sesame?

Sesame is a tall annual herb which flourishes in warm climates. It grows to a height of 2 - 4 feet, producing beautiful pink to white flowers and pod type fruits. Within these pods, the familiar oval-shaped sesame seeds are found. The seeds are covered by a fibrous hull that has a range of color from yellowish white to red, brown and even black. When ripe, the seed pods are very fragile in nature tending to burst open easily and scatter small seeds. For this reason, sesame must be harvested by hand even today. Mechanical harvesting would decrease yields significantly due to shattering pods. One explanation for the literary classic Ali Baba’s phrase “Open sesame!” is symbolic of the sudden “opening” or bursting of the sesame seed pod at the slightest touch.

It is interesting to note that sesame is cultivated more for its oil than for its use as a seed spice. Approximately 50% of the seed’s volume is a virtually colorless and tasteless fixed oil. It is an excellent source of polyunsaturated fats and is used extensively in the production of margarine, salad dressings and even as a cooking oil.

What is it used for today?

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Sesame is typically used in its whole form, alone, as a topping for bread or rolls. However, it has also found its way into a small number of blended seasonings for the bakery and other segments.

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Why Switch to Seasoning Blends?


Posted by Rebekah Wicke on 6/26/18

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A common dilemma some of our customers face is deciding whether they should buy individual spices and ingredients from us, or a complete blend. It might be a tough choice for some because they’ve always ordered individual ingredients, while for others, it might not even occur to them that it would be a lot easier to buy complete blends. To us, the choice seems simple: purchasing complete blends saves you time, money and a whole lot of hassle. Here’s a look at some of the reasons why blends make more sense.

Labor: As we wrote about in a recent blog, companies have been struggling to find and retain employees, resulting in higher wages and more incentives. This has impacted the food industry; a recent Dairy Foods Magazine poll revealed that 77% of respondents reported their company as struggling to find employees, retain employees, or both. Save yourself the time, trouble and cost of finding employees to manage and blend individual ingredients.

Quality: With buying blends, you can ensure more consistent and accurate quality control. Individual ingredients leave too much room for variation, and there’s an increased risk of error when measuring out ingredients. Keep things consistent with blends.

Time: Blends help save time across the board. It takes less time to order one ingredient than multiple ingredients, less time dedicated to inventory management is required, and you don’t need to worry about the time it takes to measure out ingredients and blend them in-house.

The benefits of ordering blends don’t stop there. Blends also reduce waste, save space, free up resources, and reduce ingredient delays. Even a “simple” seasoning like lemon pepper consists of at least 12 individual ingredients. Why have those taking up space in your warehouse when you could just have one complete blend? To read our complete list of the advantages of buying complete seasoning blends, click here.

Switching to blends allows you to capitalize on our expertise – and save in the process. Our customers have saved up to 15% by switching to blends. Contact us for a customized estimate to see how much you can save.


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