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Origin Blends Collection

Iconic, traditional blends made at origin by spice-blending experts.

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Why Burlap & Barrel?

  • Single origin spices sourced directly from small farms
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Our Origin Blends are iconic spice blends we source from the real authorities in their country of origin, including in some cases the farmers who grow the spices themselves. Our origin blends allows our partner farmers to expand their businesses with unique, value-added products and make more money. The flavors of the blends are recipes created at origin, so you're tasting traditional, unbelievably delicious spices blended with expertise!

The 8-spice set includes:

  • The night market in Stone Town's Forodhani Gardens is famous for grilled seafood and tiny meat kebabs, heavily seasoned with savory, complex Tandoori spices. A rich combination of Indian, Arabian and East African roasting and grilling traditions.
    Origin:

    Stone Town, Zanzibar

    Kosher
    non gmo clear
    non irradiated clear
    no preservatives clear
    Salt Free
    Ingredients:

    Garlic, paprika, coriander, cumin, ginger, cloves, fenugreek, cardamom, mustard

    • Rub on meat or vegetables before roasting or grilling
    • Add to marinades for a rich, savory burst of flavor
    • Make a soup or stew with tomatoes and serve with yogurt
  • An aromatic homage to the trade winds across the Indian Ocean, our golden Swahili Coast Curry is descended from thousands of years of culinary exchange. The spices in this Origin Blend were grown in an organic agroforestry system and then dried, ground and blended by our partner cooperative.
    Origin:

    Stone Town, Zanzibar

    Kosher
    non gmo clear
    non irradiated clear
    no preservatives clear
    Salt Free
    Ingredients:

    Cumin, coriander, garlic, turmeric, black pepper, fenugreek, fennel, ginger, cardamom

    • Use as a rub for meat and vegetables for roasting
    • Simmer in coconut milk for stews
    • Bloom in oil or ghee to start cooking a fragrant dish
  • Our Berbere is an iconic and deeply flavorful blend of berbere chilies that are dried, ground, fermented, dried again and finally blended with over a dozen indigenous Ethiopian spices and herbs. Beloved across Ethiopia and Eritrea as the seasoning for rich stews and meats.
    Origin:

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Heat index: Medium
    Sugar Free
    Kosher
    non irradiated clear
    non gmo clear
    no preservatives clear
    Ingredients:

    Berbere-variety chili peppers, garlic, onions, holy basil, rue, rosemary, ginger, grains of paradise, thyme, fenugreek, cumin, kosseret, cinnamon, ajwain, long pepper, cloves, salt

    • Use in Ethiopian dishes like tibs, chechebsa, misir and tomato sauces
    • Rub meat or proteins before grilling or roasting
    • Sprinkle into a pot of beans, especially with coconut milk!
  • Beloved in Zanzibar's kitchens and street stalls, our Chai is warm, comforting and ethereally fragrant. The archipelago's prized pink cloves are blended with locally sourced cinnamon, cardamom, lemongrass and orange peel to create an East African homage to a beloved Indian masala.
    Origin:

    Stone Town, Zanzibar

    Kosher
    non gmo clear
    non irradiated clear
    no preservatives clear
    Salt Free
    Sugar Free
    Ingredients:

    Cardamom, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, thyme, lemongrass, orange peel

  • Deeply savory and bursting with flavor, Köfte Baharat is a traditional Turkish spice blend for meat. A classic, savory blend of chilis, garlic, cumin and allspice, it has a warm flavor and enticing aroma and is perfect for Turkish and Eastern Mediterranean dishes. Versatile and balanced, it's at home in sausage, burgers, veggies, beans and soups.
    Origin:

    Istanbul, Turkey

    Kosher
    non gmo clear
    no preservatives clear
    non irradiated clear
    Ingredients:

    Black Urfa chili, silk chili, cumin, allspice, garlic, sea salt, sunflower seed oil

    • Rub on meats or vegetables before grilling or roasting
    • Add to meatball or bulgur mix before cooking
  • Our spectacular Za'atar is grown and blended in Palestine, where it has been a staple seasoning, topping and condiment for as long as recorded history. Use as a finishing spice, a seasoning to roast meat or vegetables, or as a dip mixed with fresh olive oil.
    Origin:

    Ein Samiya, Palestine

    Kosher
    non gmo clear
    non irradiated clear
    no preservatives clear
    3.5% salt
    Ingredients:

    Za'atar (Origanum syriacum), toasted sesame seeds, sumac, salt

    • Mix with olive oil as a dip for bread or rub for vegetables or protein
    • Use as a rub for baked chicken or eggs
    • Roast vegetables and potatoes, then top with tahini and za'atar
  • Our Five Spice is an ancient, aromatic, versatile blend beloved across East Asia. Called Ngũ Vị Hương in Vietnamese and 五香粉 in Chinese, it's named for the five traditional Chinese flavors (sweet, bitter, tart, salty and savory). It brings a warm, savory, slightly spicy burst of flavor to grilling rubs, stews, sauces, stir-fries, braises and red cooking.
    Origin:

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Kosher
    non gmo clear
    no preservatives clear
    non irradiated clear
    Salt Free
    Sugar Free
    Ingredients:

    Star anise, cinnamon, ginger, chili pepper, clove, black pepper, cardamom, fennel seed, mak khen pepper

    • Combine with soy sauce as a glaze for cooking protein or hearty vegetables
    • Use as a sub for cinnamon in desserts
    • Add to braises, beans and other long-cooked dishes
  • Herbes de Provence is an iconic blend of hardy, aromatic herbs and a cornerstone of French cooking. Unlike every other product in the US, ours is truly grown and blended in Provence itself, by a cooperative of farmers who cultivate organic heirloom herbs and craft a perfectly balanced, traditional mélange. Add to tomato sauces, roasts, pan sauces and any other dish for a boost of savory, fragrant aromatics.
    Origin:

    Provence, France

    Kosher
    non gmo clear
    non irradiated clear
    no preservatives clear
    Salt Free
    Ingredients:

    Rosemary, savory, oregano, thyme

    • Rub on proteins (especially chicken) before braising or baking
    • Sprinkle over fresh tomatoes with good olive oil and bake, then eat with crusty bread
    • Coat potatoes in a mixture of olive oil and salt, then add herbs and bake or pan-fry

SOURCING

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Meet the farmer: Bekir Bey grows the chili peppers that go into our Köfte Baharat origin blend, blended in Istanbul, Turkey.

how do we compare? Supermarket Icon Supermarket Fair Trade Icon Fair Trade
Heirloom Spices Yes No No
Fair Prices for Farmers Yes No Depends on global commodity price
Time in Storage None. We import spices at harvest Up to 10 years At least 1 year
Flavor Profile Intense & fresh Stale & bland Inconsistent
Knows Farmers Names Yes No Unlikely
Customer Service Fast responses from real people! No There might be a 1-800 number?
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