3 Single Origin Spices
Tips for Success
- This turmeric, black pepper, and cinnamon can be used in every meal to enhance the flavors.
- Try not to pour spices out of the jar over a steaming pot or pan as the steam can get in the jar and cause further clumping.
- Grind whole spices just before cooking for maximum flavor.
- Java Turmeric
- Late Harvest Black Peppercorns
- Padang Cassia Cinnamon
Turmeric thrives, much like we would, among trees bearing juicy mangoes on the island of Java, Indonesia. A lush tropical climate, fertile forest floor and cooling tree canopy make the ideal growing conditions for the native tuber, harvested by farmers at its fleshiest and most vibrant orange—eight or nine months into the growing cycle—before it’s sliced and sun-dried. Prized for the therapeutic properties of its hero compound curcumin, our potent Java turmeric contains up to 8% of the natural antioxidant, four times higher than the average spice bottle.
Known as “black gold,” peppercorns are one of Vietnam’s largest exports. Berries are often picked green to prevent insects and birds from eating mature fruit, but ours are vine-ripened an extra two weeks under the careful watch of our farmers—a ruby-red hue signals peak fruity and floral notes, as well as a smooth, lingering heat. We source from farms in Quang Tri, where Roots of Peace trains villagers to replace live minefields—more bombs were dropped in this province than in WWI and WWII combined—with this flourishing crop.
In the misty Kerinci Valley of Sumatra, Indonesia, near the city of Padang, cassia cinnamon trees grow in regenerative forest plantations long established in the fertile, volcanic soil deposited by the ancient eruptions of nearby Mount Kerinci. Generations of farmers have been harvesting cassia—fiercer in flavor than its more delicate cousin ceylon—every 10 years by stripping the tree bark on location for maximum freshness. Then, on sleds pulled by buffalo through winding backwoods trails, the fragrant raw material makes its way to our fair-trade-certified organic farm to be sun-dried and ground.
How old are these spices?
We purchase what we need every year right after the spices are harvested. These spices are as fresh as you can get. They are not sitting in a warehouse for multiple years. The oldest spices we carry will be one year old compared to the commodity market which warehouses spices for 10+ years before selling them to you.
Why are these called The Immunity Box?
Turmeric, black pepper and Cassia cinnamon have been used for centuries as spices to help improve the taste of food and also have immune boosting properties. You can add these 3 spices to your dishes to improve their medicinal health benefits with very little effort.
Do you have recipes to go with these spices?
Yes! We have an ever expanding recipe library of chef tested recipes. Click here to learn more. Please shoot us an email if there are any recipes you would like to see at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I add a gift note?
Yes you can. During the checkout process, please check the box that says ‘Gift Order’ and type your note. We will send a gift receipt and remove any pricing information.