Steenbergs selects its organic dried herbs from specialist growers around the Mediterranean.
Imported from around the world, Steenbergs range of organic spices is second-to-none.
Steenbergs range of organic and Fairtrade herbs and spices
Delicious and colourful these make a wonderful addition to many meals. They can also be used for potpourri and craft!
Organic ginger in which ever format suits you - whole, preserved, crystallized, stem, chopped or ground.
Pepper is the king of spices - Steenbergs has a wide range of different types of organic pepper.
Steenbergs salts are hand-harvested sea salts from Europe and further afield as well as salt blends.
Hard to find specialist spices including hot hot chillies
Succulent organic (many of them Fairtrade) vanilla in all formats.
Our new baby bulk range of orgnaic spices, herbs and blends
The new range of Steenbergs spice blends in premium containers.
Choose from our favourite salt and pepper mills.
Everyone should have these spice and herb blends in their storecupboard - at Steenbergs, we blend these Classic Mixes using our finest organic spices and herbs.
Enjoy the flavours of American cooking using Steenbergs range of organic American spice blends - from Tex-Mex to Southern Fried.
Organic Arabian flavours from Steenbergs
Flavours from around Asia - from organic Nasi Goreng to China 5 spice.
At Steenbergs, we blend our own organic spices and sugar blends to our own recipes.
Steenbergs range of BBQ seasonings, great as rubs or as dry marinades. Rub on and sizzle.
Steenbergs range of organic curry mixes and curry powders - for all curry enthusiasts.
Variety of organic flavours specifically designed for fish and shellfish
The Mediterranean offers a huge range of cookery, from peppery organic paella to hot organic harissa and exotic ras al hanout.
How do you improve on our amazing organic pepper or our sundried traditional seasalt? By blending them.
Organic vegetable bouillons and gravy mixes.
Organic Stuffings from Steenbergs.
A gorgeous range of seasonings and flavoured salts created for Laura Santtini, the mistress of food bling and creator of Taste No 5 with the powerful umami hit.
Steenbergs range of extracts now has natural almond extract that uses bitter almond oil, organic lemon extract, organic orange extract, organic peppermint extract, organic Fairtrade vanilla extract and organic flower waters - organic orange flower water and organic rose water.
At Steenbergs, we blend our own organic spices blends to our own recipes. So enjoy Home Baking with Steenbergs organic Fairtrade Mixed Spice.
From organic dried fruit to yeast and flaked almonds - all your bakery ingredients from Steenbergs.
Cake decorations and edible gold leaf for wonderful baking.
Stone-milled flour (including organic flour), gluten free bread and cake mixes from Great Britain, speciality flours many low in gluten or gluten free.
Organic and natural sugar for baking -several of them Fairtrade - molasses and syrup.
From recycled foil to unbleached baking paper - lots of ideas for the eco-friendly cook.
Steenbergs' pioneering range of Fairtrade spices.
Steenbergs range of Fairtrade organic tea: loose leaf tea and bagged tea - green and black tea.
The Fairtrade flavoured sugars and vanilla extract from our home bakery range
From Fairtrade chocolate and golden syrup to Fairtrade coffee and fruit.
Fairtrade cotton products from shopping bags to facial wipes and tissues.
organic salt mixes to cook with, add at the table and generally enjoy.
Lava red sea salt, yellow salt, persian blue, a rainbow colour of salts.
Great salts to finish off your culinary creations.
A whole range of premium fleur de sels from around the world
Mostly organic teas and some are also Fairtrade. Enjoy Steenbergs healthy organic green and white loose leaf teas from China , India and Sri Lanka.
Oolong Loose Leaf Tea from Steenbergs
Beautiful and tasty hand-crafted teas that have been tied into the shape of flowers or tied with flowers like jasmine to create a tea that looks spectacular as well as tasting great.
Mostly organic teas plus some that are also Fairtrade. Steenbergs favourite organic black teas - loose leaf tea - from beautiful Darjeeling teas to malty Assam teas. This section began as organic tea but has grown quite a lot and now includes some that are non organic to round out the range.
Steenbergs own range of delectable organic chai teas, created using gorgeous organic Indian tea and our range of rich organic spices.
Tasty organic herbal teas - loose leaf / infusions.
Steenbergs delicious loose leaf teas available bulk in stylish resealable bags.
Luxury, spicy and delicious organic Fairtrade hot chocolate
Organic Fairtrade ground coffee beans and instant coffee plus a few non organic coffee substitutes that we have included in here as well
A range of soft drinks and alternative morning beverages like Guarana and Barley Cup
Wide selection of our favourite loose leaf tea infusers - tea balls and teapots with filters
Pyramid teabags in organic - green tea, herbal tea, chai tea, black tea.
From organic rice to organic beans - great for the storecupboard.
All different forms of coconut for cooking and baking. Most of them organic coconut.
Delicious traditional cereals and mueslis to start the day with (or any other time of day)
Organic chocolate to eat, drink or cook with.
Savoury sauces, mustards, chutneys and jellies - many of them organic.
Range of tinned / canned Fish 4 Ever sustainably fished
Organic fruit for baking, cooking or munching
All Steenbergs seasonings are gluten, dairy free and vegetarian. These are some of the other products we stock that are for gluten and dairy free cooking.
Raw Italian honey, Fairtrade honey, organic tahini, organic maple syrup, delicious Italian organic chocolate spreads, organic syrups
From organic sushi ingredients to soba noodles and miso soup.
Tasty organic nuts and snacks for munching.
Organic pasta from Italy is one of the key staple of organic groceries, as are organic noodles.
Organic storecupboard ingredients from organic rice to organic sugar and pasta
Tomatoes in many different forms - sun dried, tinned or pureed. Wonderful to use.
Organic culinary oils and vinegars to grace your kitchen
Tasty selection of antipasto, antipasta
Suncoat natural hairspray and Faith in Nature and EcoBath natural bath stuff, wooden back brushes.
Natural Products for First Aid includes Tiger Balm, Manuka oil to help you through everyday bumps and sprains
Biodegradable nappies to organic bubble bath and nit combs
Everything you need for natural traditional shaving and men skin care with natural health and beauty products
Natural and ethical Cosmetics, organic cotton and natural hair removal systems.
Suncoat's water and sugar based make-up and nail polishes and removers.
Weleda - the wonderful skin care company that has been creating natural skin care ranges for plants for the last 80 years.
Simply Organic Cotton Wool And Tissues
Organic and Natural Sun Lotions to help protect you and your family.
Faith in Nature 's award winning natural shampoos and hair conditioners
Natural Scented Soaps, Olive Oil Soap and All Types Of Soaps And Epsom Salt and Bath Sherbet
Pacifica perfumes, no parabens, no animal testing. No artificial colours. Gluten free, suitable for vegans.
New Trend Organic Cosmetics From Lavera - organic lip glosses and eye shadows to foundations
Steenbergs range of organic unbleached cotton towels, robes and slippers
All of these deodorants are paraben free,many of them Aluminium and Zinc Free as well.
Reusable, sustainable or flouride free toothpaste and toothbrushes
Items of kitchen hardware that help those who just love to bake - mixing bowls, rolling pins and so on.
All those great things for your kitchen that do not fit easily into other categories
Pepper and salt mills, pestles and mortars and all sorts of wonderful things that enhance your love of all things herby and spicy
Love your tea, love your teaware and enjoy our selection of tea items that will complement your tea and coffee life
Incense sticks , joss sticks and incense burners great for creating different ambience and moods around the home
Natural Scented Candles from Pacifica and Maroma
Natural Air Fresheners or natural air fresheners
Organic Food For Your Cat
Organic and natural tinned dog food from Lily's Kitchen
Seeds for the wild birds in your garden
Hampers full of Steenbergs organic goodies - spices, teas and baking ingredients.
Wonderfully illustrated playing cards from Belgium
organic mini spices to enjoy the flavours of the world.
Perfect gifts for tea lovers - tour the world of tea flavours with Steenbergs' selections of organic Fairtrade teas.
Enjoy these great little gifts for keen cooks - Fairtrade spice stacker or BBQ stacker.
Get baking for Christmas with Steenbergs
Christmas gift ideas for the cooks amongst your friends and family.
Organic mulled wine spices and Christmas tea
Stocking filler ideas and thank you presents from under £2.00 to under £10.00
Two pods of Steenbergs Organic Fairtrade Madagascan vanilla in Steenbergs new bright shelf-ready packaging. Vanilla is a truly aweswome spice, with a sultry, rich aroma, full of wonderful deep flavours. Grown in Northern Madagascar, vanilla growers still use traditional farming methods on small plots of 25 vines. After pollinating each blossom by hand, the fresh green beans are left to grow slowly in their own time. When ready and not a moment before, the freshly harvested green beans are blanched in boiling water. The characteristic flavous of Steenbergs Organic Fairtrade Vanilla Pods develop through a process of "sweating" for about 14 days, followed by slow conditioning period of circa 3 months for the flavours fully to mature. Vanilla is ideal for custards and puddings - simply slice a vanila pod lengthways and put it into your dish to release the flavours. Or scoop out half the seeds from a bean to replace 1 teaspoon of essence in cakes or ice cream. Why not try some organic Fairtrade vanilla seeds in your coffee for a real vanilla latte?
Vanilla is the seed pod of a Mexican orchid and Steenbergs "core" organic vanilla comes from Madagascar. After picking, vanilla goes through a post-harvesting process of fermentation. During this process, the organic vanilla pods develop a rich, mellow, intensely perfumed aroma with hints of liquorice or tobacco matched by a delicate, fruity or creamy flavour.Steenbergs organic vanilla may also have hints of raisin or prune or smoky, spicy notes.The flavours and aroma of organic vanilla pods come from vanillin as the major flavour component as well as over 250 additional trace flavour components.It is these subtle variations in relative amounts of aromatic aldehydes, esters, oils, organic acids and resins as well as the vanillin that creates the individuality of organic vanilla pods.No scientist can duplicate the individuality of vanilla.
Vanilla comes from several species of orchid, including predominantly Vanilla planifolia which is the plant for Steenbergs Bourbon vanilla. Vanilla planifolia is a tropical climbing orchid that has succulent 1-2cm (0.33-0.75cm) diameter stems and reaches 10-15m in length/height (30-50ft) by climging to host trees with long aerial roots when in the wild. In farmed situations, vanilla is grown along frames. Vanilla has large, flat tear-shaped leaves ranging from 8-25cm long (3-10 inches) and getting 2-8cm in width (0.75-3 inches). Vanilla planifolia bears a slightly fragrant, pale greenish flower that is yellow-lipped and averages around 8-10cm in diameter (4-10 inches). The bean like capsules that form after flowering are cylindrical and slightly curved, reaching 10-25cm in length (4-10 inches). Photos of vanilla vines growing can be found at: vanilla flower, vanilla beans and vanilla leaves.
The post-harvest processing is labour intensive and takes a long time. The tasteless green beans are laid in boxes and put into a boiling water or a wood-fired kiln to start the curing and drying process, during which the many volatile oils develop via natural enzymatic processes. After an initial boiling or about 24 hours in the kiln, the vanilla beans are spread out into the sun to absorb the heat, then at the end of the day, they are wrapped in blankets or straw mats and laid out to sweat on multi-tiered racks in a large shed or in the eaves of a family's house. The vanilla beans are processed like this each day for several weeks until the beans develop a deep brown colouration. Then the vanilla beans enter a 3 month conditioning period. Every few days, the vanilla beans are massaged either in a circular (for Madagascan vanilla) or lengthways mode (for Indian vanilla) to create a more flexible pods. As for saffron, the yields are relatively small with 5kg (11lb) of fresh green beans yielding about 1kg (2.2lb) of cured vanilla after 9 months of processing. For a photographic journey of the life of vanilla, see our blog and for more on vanilla vist Gernot Katzers Spice pages.
Organic Fairtrade Vanilla from Steenbergs is a sweet and pungent spice that has a particular affinity for dairy and milk dishes, but can also be used within poultry and pork seasonings very successfully, particularly where a sweet, sugar-based glaze is being used. Vanilla beans are classically used to flavour custards and ice creams, or poached fruits. More unusually, it works really well with chicken or pork dishes. For further inspiration, try the BBC website.
Steenbergs organic Fairtrade vanilla is part of the Steenbergs range of over 400 organic spices, blends and seasonings, organic peppers, organic chilli, organic herbs, bakery ingredients and flavoured sugars. For your local stockist follow the link or call 01765 640 088 or email email@example.com.
Values per 100g:
Energy 286kCal; 1047kJ
Values per 3g or 1 vanilla pod:
Energy 9kCal; 31kJ