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
Steenbergs Ancho Chilli - or Poblano Chilli - is the dried poblano chilli and is also called "the wide chile" in Mexico. The Ancho chilli is the most popular dried chilli in Mexico. Ancho chillis are very dark red - almost black - and are wrinkled, with a flavour that is fruity with hints of tobacco and raisin coming through. Fresh poblano chillis look very much like a large sweet pepper with dark patches. Overall fairly mild, fruity and mildy acidic. We rate it at 3/10 with about 1500 Scoville heat units.
Chilli plants vary considerably in size, appearance and heat. Capsicum annuum is a herb or small shrub, with oval leaves and firm woody stems, growing to 1 metre high (3ft). They are usually grown as annuals as the yield of chilli fruits diminishes after the first year. The chilli pod is a many seeded red berry with a shiny skin that comes in a wide variety of shapes, colours, thickness and spicy heat. The poblano chile fruit is 7-15cm (3-6 inches) long and 5-8cm (2-3 inches) wide.
The aroma and flavour of fresh chillis is distinctly capsicum-like, with a hint of sweetness. Their pungent bite comes from the levels of capsaicin present in the fruit; capsaicin causes the brain to release endorphins and so feelings of wellbeing. To make dry chillis, the fresh chillies are dried indoors at 20-25C (68-77F) to allow them to fully ripen, then they are dried outside on concrete floors, roofs of buildings or woven mats. At night they are heaped into piles and covered with tarpaulins to protect them, before being spread out again during the day. It takes roughly three days for the moisture content to be brought down to 10% from 70-80% when fresh; as an approximation, 100kg of fresh chillies yields 25-35kg of dried chilli spice. Ancho chillis are 8cm long (3.25 inches) and 4cm wide (1.5 inches), and anchos are a deep purple to black colour and have a mild fruity flavour with hints of wood and raisin. For more information on ancho chilli, visit Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages and Wikipedia.
Ancho chillis are used predominantly in Mexican cooking. A good starting recipe is this recipe for Mexican Red Chile Sauce, which is based on a Diana Kennedy recipe, Ancho chile sauce, Ancho chile venison, or look at Allrecipes page on ancho chili. Then there is a strange chili from Coca Cola that uses coke as a sweetener - weird but different. Ancho chilli works well with chocolate - why not try an ancho chilli chocolate brownie?
Steenbergs Ancho Chilli Pepper is part of Steenbergs range of over 400 organic spices, peppers, seasonings, herbs and flavoured sugars. At Steenbergs, we also have a good range of chili peppers to cover most people's needs and heat requirements from the blisteringly hot naga jolokia and habanero through to mild paprika.