Friday, October 27, 2006

100% Organic Herbs and Spices

Watkins has added organic herbs and spices to its product line. They will continue to offer the current line of Gourmet All-Natural Herbs and Spices in bottles and Cinnamon and Black Pepper in 6 oz and 12 oz tins while meeting the demands of the growing consumer base that prefers organic foods.

Organic food differs from conventionally produced food in the way it is grown, handled, and processed. The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers this definition of organic food:

“Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled ‘organic,’ a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too.”

Watkins Organic Spices are certified organic by the USDA National Organic Program under its most stringent standards: 100% organic.

Founded in 1868, America’s original natural products company has been the pioneer in spices and extracts for over 100 years. The same company that has brought you award winning all-natural Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract now introduces a new line of USDA certified
100% organic spices in trademark gold medal tins.

Organic Black Pepper – We have searched the globe and found the most flavorful pepper from Sri Lanka.
Organic Cinnamon – Our flavorful cinnamon from Indonesia is the best quality available anywhere.
Organic Nutmeg – The hard kernel of the peach-like fruit imparts a rich nut-like flavor. Watkins selects only the finest seed from Indonesia.
Organic Chili Powder – Our balanced blend of Chili Powder will be superior in any dishes you cook. Blended with quality spices from around the world.
Organic Cumin – Cumin is indispensable to Mexican and Southwestern cooking. The best seeds from Turkey are carefully sorted and ground to create the best finished product for your kitchen.
Organic Ginger – We have found the very finest ginger roots from Indonesia. They have been carefully dried to preserve their warm, spicy flavor.
Organic Dry Mustard – The pungency of the mustard is not released until it is added to water or another liquid. Watkins only uses the finest oil-rich North American mustard seed.
Organic Oregano – Watkins has chosen only select Turkish oregano, which has a strong flavor.
Organic Garlic Powder – Our garlic powder will enhance any dish needing great garlic flavor. We have selected only the best garlic from China.
Organic Paprika – Paprika is ground from dried red chilies. Watkins selects only the best Mexican variety, which is a brilliant color and is sweeter in taste.
Organic Sage – Sage is excellent in poultry stuffing and its flavor and natural tenderizing properties make it perfect for pork and other rich meats. We have found the most flavorful sage from Croatia.
Organic Parsley – We have selected only the finest parsley from Egypt to bring a bright flavor to any dish.
Organic Ground Cloves – Our ground cloves from Indonesia are one of the world’s most aromatic and important spices.
Organic Onion Powder – Our Onion powder will enhance any dish with delicious onion flavor. We have selected only the best onion from China.
Organic Thyme – We have selected only the finest thyme from Turkey to bring an irresistible flavor to any slow cooked dish.
Organic Basil – Our sweet basil is the most prominent of many varieties of basil. We sourced the very best basil from Egypt.
Organic Rosemary – Rosemary is a pungent combination of mint and evergreen and is best when roasting meats. Our rosemary is from Argentina and is the best quality available.
Organic Dill – Dill is best known for its use with fish and other seafood dishes. We have sourced the very best dill from Egypt.
Organic Curry Powder – Use small amounts to enhance and support other herbs and spices while cooking. Blended with quality spices from around the world.

Note: These 19 spices represent approximately 70% of the total spice demand for the everyday consumer

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