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Berbere spice, also known as Ethiopian Spice Blend, is an important ingredient in many Ethiopian and Eritrean recipes, including doro wat. The name "berbere" means "hot" in Amharic (an Ethiopian Semitic language), and it's a fitting moniker for a combination that starts with a tongue-tingling surge of cayenne, aleppo, black, and white peppers. The heat fades away, leaving behind a delicate tingle of ginger, mace, cinnamon, and cloves. Conversations of ajowan, cumin, fenugreek, and other spices and herbs brilliantly disrupt all of this spicy-sweetness.

To add great taste to meats, grains, lentils, or root vegetable recipes, use this Ethiopian spice blend. If you prefer to keep it simple, we recommend combining our berbere spice mix into soft butter and spreading it over toast or under the skin of the turkey before roasting (and speaking of bread, sprinkle some over the surface before baking).


Ingredients: Spices, Paprika, Citric Acid.
Shelf Life: 3 Years.
Basic Prep: Ready to use as is, no basic preparation is required.
Ways To Use: This spice blend is traditionally used in Ethiopian cuisine and is applied to your meat of choice before broiling. Mixing with butter to use as a cooking medium or kneading into breads, or just flavoring meats and vegetables are all fantastic ideas.
Product Style: Powder.
Cuisine: Ethiopian
Country of Origin: United States
Handling / Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.
Allergen Information: None Specified.
Dietary Preferences: All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO.
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