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Middle Eastern

Middle Eastern cooking traditionally uses a vast array of spices, from staples like cumin, coriander, turmeric and mint to exotic blends like Ras el Hanout and Za'atar. Arab spice traders once controlled nearly all movement of spices between Asia (including the famous Spice Islands), India, Africa, and Europe, so almost every spice in existence has found a place in Middle Eastern cuisine. The list below includes those spices that are particularly common in Middle Eastern recipes, or particularly uncommon anywhere else. Browse our selection of Middle Eastern seasonings today.

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Baharat means spices in Arabic, and this premium blend has a complex balance of spicy flavors. Savory and slightly sweet, with a... Size Options
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
These black pods (which are actually brownish in color) are not "true" cardamom, but come from a closely related species. They have a... Size Options
$14.55 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
Cardamom has a pungent yet elusive flavor, resinous and dark with hints of eucalyptus. These seeds have been removed from their pods for... Size Options
$12.31 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.75 oz)
This finely powdered blend of cane sugar and sweet spices dissolves smoothly into tea or coffee for a sweet, fragrant chai beverage. We... Size Options
$6.15 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3 oz)
These bright, fruity Aleppo chili flakes have a tangy flavor and moderate heat, making them an excellent choice anywhere pepper flakes... Size Options
$6.15 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Notes of raisin, chocolate, and a dash of pipe tobacco, along with a little kick of heat make up the flavor profile of these Turkish... Size Options
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
True Ceylon cinnamon spice, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, has a subtly complex flavor that doesn’t come across in the spicier and stronger... Size Options
$7.83 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Unique, spicy, warm hot cocoa blend. The flavors of northern India pair up with the coziness of of hot cocoa. Size Options
$3.90 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
Coriander has a sweet, pleasant flavor with a hint of lemon. Whole seeds are commonly toasted before being ground into dishes, or lightly... Size Options
$2.79 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.5 oz)
These little seeds have a strong, earthy flavor that’s essential to Latin, Indian, and some Middle Eastern cooking. Besides using them in... Size Options
$4.47 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Fenugreek seeds are mainly found in Middle Eastern cooking and are a popular ingredient in curries and chutneys. These dense, glossy... Size Options
$3.91 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.75 oz)
The cuisines of the Middle East are some of the most complex, delicious, and well-spiced in the world, reflecting the region’s position... Size Options
$29.95 4 jar gift box
This complex Moroccan seasoning blend is an easy way to bring the exotic flavors of Morocco to your kitchen. Sweet and savory, with... Size Options
$6.15 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
This fragrant orange blossom water is commonly used in the Mediterranean to flavor sweet pastries and breads. Delicately floral with... Size Options
$3.91 Bottle, 4 fluid oz
This intensely flavorful paprika is a great way to add smoky flavor without heat. It has a rich, fruity, earthy flavor, perfect in... Size Options
$6.15 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
Made of pure concentrate pomegranate juice, this tart syrup is an essential ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine. Use pomegranate... Size Options
$4.47 Bottle, 4 fluid oz
Preserved lemons are an essential ingredient in some North African and Middle Eastern dishes, adding a lemony and salty flavor. These... Size Options
$8.90 organic
The name of this blend translates to “top of the shop.” Loaded with saffron and extra cardamom this Ras El Hanout spice is one of the... Size Options
$7.27 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Rose water is is made by steeping rose petals. It’s unique essence is called for in Middle Eastern and Indian pastries alike. Size Options
$3.35 Bottle, 4 fluid oz
Powdered saffron offers a shortcut that saves time. Our powdered saffron comes from one of the finest quality farms in La Mancha whose... Size Options
$27.99 5 gram vial
A small dose of heaven and an emblem of the historic Silk Road, Rumi's premier saffron, sourced directly from Afghan farmers, will add... Size Options
$17.98 Glass Jar, 1 Gram
“Shawarma” means “turning” in Arabic. Loaded with cumin and clove, among others, this blend will bring the flavor of a Middle Eastern... Size Options
$7.83 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.75 oz)
We often get the question, "Which mint do I use for cooking?”. Spearmint is the most popular mint used for cooking; it has a perfect... Size Options
$3.35 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. .5 oz)
Sumac has a lovely, nearly purple color, and a tart flavor that is reminiscent of vinegar or lemon. It is an essential ingredient in... Size Options
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
Za'atar (zaatar) is a mixture of sumac, sesame seed and herbs used throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. We have seen its... Size Options
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)