Herbs & Seeds
Best Place to Buy Herbs & Seeds for Cooking & Baking
Shopping for dried herbs and seeds for cooking at OliveNation is so convenient. We have common herbs such as dried thyme, rosemary, and parsley. You can also shop for dried herbs that are more difficult to find such as culinary lavender and gumbo file, a spice used in Creole cooking.
We carry a variety of seeds including white chia seeds, poppy seeds, and fenugreek. You can even find dried juniper berries in our selection.
Keeping your spice rack stocked with dried herbs and seeds makes flavorful cooking easy. And whenever you need a particular herb, you can reach for it instead of running to the store.
Cooking with Dried Herbs
We have some tips for getting the most out of dry cooking herbs. First, purchase from a high-quality retailer. You want to buy the freshest dried herbs possible. OliveNation is a retailer you can count on for quality ingredients like herbs, seeds, and spices.
Second, when you open a jar, give it a sniff. Does it have an herbaceous smell? Yes – you're good to go. If it doesn't, it's time to get a new jar. Our last tip is that dried herbs should be added while a dish is cooking to get the most flavor. Dried herbs need time to rehydrate in a cooking liquid. If they're added too late, they'll add grittiness to your dish. If a recipe calls for sprinkling an herb, such as parsley, on your dish at the end of cooking, and you're using dried, be sure to rehydrate it before sprinkling on your dish.
Cooking and Baking with Seeds
Recipes often call for whole seeds or freshly ground seeds. Whole seeds can be found in breads, scones, muffins, no-bake energy bars, and salad dressings. Ground seeds are used in many different recipes. For instance, some sausage recipes call for ground fennel seed, and other recipes call for ground mustard seed. If you grind your own seeds, a spice grinder is the best tool for the job.
When you need herbs and seeds for cooking and baking, shop at OliveNation for quality ingredients.