Nigella seeds, sometimes called black cumin, is a spicy seed used to sprinkle on top many pastries, rolls and other baked goods such as breakfast 'poğaça (poh-AH'-cha). Each seed has a unique, bitter flavor and their pitch-black color looks lovely on top of just about anything. Black cumin is most often sprinkled on pastries, savories and layered cheese pies made with yufka or phyllo.
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for a long time...
Maras chiles, Capsicum annuum, pronounced "mah-RAHSH", are native to Southeastern Turkey and the chile was originally named after Maras, a small town in the region (now known as Kahramanmaras), located in the south-central region of Turkey near the Syrian border. While Middle Eastern cuisine continues to gain in popularity in the US, Turkish cuisine remains at worse relatively unknown and at best under appreciated. Also known as Maras pepper, Maras biberi (may also be spelled biber) or Turkish red pepper. Alternative spelling is Marash. The words “biberi” and "biber” means chile pepper. It is locally known as Kahramanmaraş Aci Biberi. Maras chiles are typically only found crushed and unlike most of chile flakes you may be most familiar with, are not completely dry. But if you’re searching for authentic Turkish flavor you’ll absolutely love our Maras Pepper. Like its close chile cousins Urfa Biber (another Turkish grown chile) and Aleppo chile peppers (from pre-war torn Syria), Maras biber is known for its rich, complex and slightly sweet flavor.
Poppy seed is an oilseed obtained from the poppy (Papaver somniferum). The tiny kidney-shaped seeds have been harvested from dried seed pods by various civilizations for thousands of years. It is still widely used in many countries, especially in Central Europe, where it is legally grown and sold in shops. The seeds are used, whole or ground, as an ingredient in many foods - especially in pastry and bread, and they are pressed to yield poppyseed oil.