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  • Paprika

    Paprika has been a go-to addition in recipes for centuries and is one of the world's most popular spices. It is the spice which gives chorizo its red hue, makes a goulash soup so hearty and rich and it adds that spicy kick to a Spanish paella or patatas bravas. From central Mexico to Southern Europe Paprika is a ground spice that is made from the dried sweet peppers of the plant Capsicum annuum. Our paprika is produced and harvested in Spain but 500 years ago paprika was quite literally half a world away. The sweet peppers used to make...

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  • Peppercorns

    The Difference Between Peppercorns   Peppercorns are an essential ingredient and instant lift for your cooking - in ancient times the dried fruit was considered so precious that it was used as currency for trading! But what is the difference between black, white, green, red and pink? Just like green and black tea, black, white, red and green peppercorns all hail from the same plant, it is the processing of them that changes their colour and flavour. Green Peppercorns are the youngest peppercorns, with the mildest flavour. Light in aroma and with a fresh, mild heat, they're ideal with steak, or in...

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  • Cinnamon

    Cinnamon has been creating magic in kitchens for centuries and is one of the most widely used spices in the modern world. However, not all cinnamon is the same and this delicious spice has a mysterious past. The Secret of Cinnamon True cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is not to be confused with its close cousin cassia (Cinnamomum cassia), which is more commonly sold as cinnamon. Both cinnamon and cassia are from the same family but have distinctly different properties. Zeylanicum refers to Sri Lanka, this and Madagascar are where true cinnamon grow and where we get our Fairtrade Organic Cinnamon Sticks and...

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  • Turmeric

    Turmeric is one of the world’s most revered ancient spices. It has been enjoyed for nearly 4000 years, as a culinary spice, in religious ceremonies, and as a remedy in Ayurvedic medicine – a health practice in which the goal is to cleanse the body and to restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit. Turmeric has also seen trends in recent years due to its perceived health benefits thanks to the curcumin content. Curcumin has been demonstrated to be a highly effective natural anti-inflammatory. Turmeric, the Golden Spice The unmistakable, brilliant ochre colour and rich, earthy flavour has earned...

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  • Bart + Frank Water

    On a mission to raise at least £10,000 for Frank Water each year.   At Bart, we source ingredients from all over the world and it’s hugely important to us that we give back to the countries and communities that we work with. That’s why, in 2012, we started working with Bristol based water charity, Frank Water. Frank Water work with local partners in India and Nepal to bring safe water, sanitation and hygiene to communities that are hardest to reach. They make sure their projects last by focussing on water management, not just water supply.   Over our ten year relationship, we've helped provide some...

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