Flavoring & Spices
Crushed red pepper from Sicily! They have become as standard as salt and pepper on tables at Italian style restaurants.
If you want more flavour in your food plus health benefits like weight loss and pain relief, try adding crushed red pepper to your meals. In traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, a traditional form of Indian medicine, red peppers have been used to treat digestive problems, circulatory problems, infections and arthritis. If you have pain or inflammation in your body, eating more crushed red pepper may help.
Garlic is, without doubt, one of the most common flavourings used in cookery throughout the world, and is an indispensable flavour in Italian cuisine to be used in every recipe.
The crushed garlic is the most familiar type of garlic. Garlic also contains vitamins including A, B, B2 and C, and minerals including calcium and zinc, some of which are said to help prevent colds and flu. Granulated dried garlic helps increase your iron intake. Iron plays an important role in supporting an active lifestyle. It boosts energy production so that your tissues have access to the fuel they need, and also aids in oxygen transport, providing oxygen essential for cellular metabolism!
Fragrant and aromatic. Ideal with chicken and roast potatoes!
Unlike many other herbs, rosemary loses little of its flavour when dried. Italians are particularly fond of this pungent herb with its needle-like leaves. They often use it to flavour meats and tomato sauces. Rosemary stems, stripped of their leaves, can also be used as skewers for kabobs. Dried rosemary is an excellent substitute for fresh. Rosemary’s taste is a bit cooling, woody, minty, and somewhat balsamic, with a strong aroma it is also warm and a little peppery.
Use dried basil to accentuate the basil flavour!
As the name suggests, dried basil refers to sun-dried fresh basil. Since fresh basil may not be available all year round, dried basil is used as an alternative. Dried basil has a more concentrated flavour than fresh basil. Thus, whenever you use dried basil as an alternative in recipes demanding fresh basil, use only one-third of the amount specified. The golden thumb rule is 1 tsp dried basil = 1 tbsp fresh basil.
A Sicilian masterpiece with the perfect balance between aroma and spiciness. Versatile but very hot.
Created to add a little kick to tuna and anchovies, these chilli peppers in olive have become one of the best selling products. Carefully selected chilli peppers grown in farms from Campania, south of Italy are immersed into olive oil to create a one of a kind Sicilian masterpiece with the perfect balance between aroma and spiciness. Thanks to the purity and essence of olive oil, chilli is a product that can be widely used in the kitchen to give a touch of flavour to all kinds of dishes. From pasta sauce to vegetables, it goes excellent with fish and is even delicious simply on toasted bread for an aperitif, or added to main courses for those who like a little extra spice.