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Paradise Seeds - 2grams Paradise Seeds - 2grams

PARADISE SEEDS, Aframomun melegueta
Also called "Grains of paradise", "Guinea grains" and "Melegueta pepper", these small seeds look like cardamom but have a character all their own. The spice is native to West Africa and during medieval times was used to flavor food. It has also been used as a pepper substitute. While it does have a peppery zing, it also has notes of citrus and an "earthy" pine aroma.

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Chicory Root - 1oz Chicory Root - 1oz

CHICORY ROOT, Chicorium intybus
Chicory Root is commonly baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive, mainly in the Mediterranean region, although its use as a coffee additive is also very popular in parts of Southeast Asia and America. The root gained its majority of popularity as a coffee substitute in poorer economic areas during the 1930s. Craft brewers use roasted chicory to add flavor to their stouts and other styles brewed with coffee and roasted malts.

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Coriander Seed - 1oz Coriander Seed - 1oz

CORIANDER SEED, Coriandrum sativum
Ancient Egyptian and Sanskrit texts document the use of coriander for more than 3,000 years. The Chinese once believed the herb conferred immortality and in the Middle Ages it was put into love potions as an aphrodisiac. Coriander is now widely used in specialty and Belgian style beers.

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Ginger Root - 1oz Ginger Root - 1oz

Zingiber officinale The pungent taste of ginger is due to nonvolatile phenylpropanoid-derived components, particularly gingerols and shogaols, which form from gingerols when ginger is dried or cooked. Mature ginger roots are fibrous and nearly dry. Powdered dry ginger root is typically used as a flavoring for recipes such as gingerbread, cookies, crackers and cake, ginger ale and ginger beer.

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Licorice Root - 1oz Licorice Root - 1oz

LICORICE ROOT, Glycyrrhiza glabra
Do not confuse the flavor of licorice with that of anise, which is not related and is quite different when tasted side by side. Licorice has been used for everything from cough remedies to ulcer cures. The root imparts a very characteristic flavor and is surprisingly sweet. It contains glycyrrhizin, a substance 50 times sweeter than sugar, and is often added to chocolate to enhance sweetness.

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Indian Sarsaparilla - 2oz Indian Sarsaparilla - 2oz

INDIAN SARSAPARILLA, Hemidesmus indicus
The herb takes its name from the Spanish "sarza" meaning a bramble, and "parilla", a vine. It is a misconception that sarsaparilla is the primary flavor of the beverage bearing its name. Refreshing sarsaparilla is made from a root beer type base to which has been added several of many roots and herbs. The sarsaparilla herb was originally added to beverages to help improve mouthfeel and head retention, but mainly for its medicinal properties as an agent to cure mouth sores, rheumatism and dropsy.

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Cardamom Seed - 1oz Cardamom Seed - 1oz

CARDAMOM SEED, Elettaria cardamomum
Cardamom is a distinctive spice from the same family as ginger. Its flavor, which has been described as a "spicy cola", combines well with coriander, cumin and orange, and often all are used together in specialty Belgian and Holiday Style beer.

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Vanilla Beans - Two Beans Vanilla Beans - Two Beans

VANILLA BEANS, Vanilla tehitensis
Vanilla is the second most expensive spice worldwide due to the extensive labor required to grow the vanilla seed pods. Despite the expense, it is highly valued for its flavor which is described as pure, spicy, and delicate and its complex floral aroma depicted as a peculiar bouquet. Despite its high cost, vanilla is widely used in both commercial and domestic baking, perfume manufacture, aromatherapy and craft brewing. Vanilla has been most commonly used in Porters, Stouts and other dark rich beers.

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