Bulk spices @ Indian grocery

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Bulk spices @ Indian grocery

Postby lootcorp » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:16 am

Took a stroll through a local Indian grocery last week, and they have huge bags of chamomile and coriander for next to nothing. Think these are the same quality as the tiny and expensive bags they sell at the LHBS? They also had big star anise pods - anyone brew using these? I bought a bag and think I'll try them out next brewday - trying to find a style that the flavor would compliment. And ideas?

Might try cardamom too, feeling experimental.
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Re: Bulk spices @ Indian grocery

Postby cornixt » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:30 am

Very likely to be better, although probably not noticably depending on the freshness on the stuff in the LHBS (they seriously sell that there?!).
Aren't they available for ordinary grocery stores? They are pretty common spices in England, so I never thought of them as being difficult to buy, but there is a much larger Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi population.

Saying that, I had trouble getting hold of mace (the nutmeg related spice, not the spray) last week for a shepherds pie recipe.
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Re: Bulk spices @ Indian grocery

Postby Beer4Guy » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:31 am

They've got the same thing at Henry's Market (not sure if they are nationwide yet or not). I just picked up 1.5 oz of both crushed corriander and orange peel for less than a buck.

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Re: Bulk spices @ Indian grocery

Postby thepast321 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:12 am

Hello there,
Which online store is the best for buying bulk spices?
Thanks in advance
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