Here you can find all the lovely fragrant spices in their raw form, seed, nuts, dried fruits etc.
Think of whole spices as dried dormant seeds, leaves, bark and roots, full of aromatic oils with magical spice flavours within, just waiting to be released.
Whole spices have a longer shelf life than pre-packaged ground ones, retaining freshness until their intense flavour is extracted.
Spices add dimension to many dishes, but when whole spices are ground just before being added to dishes, even more flavour is released. Much like there is a big difference between fine, pre-ground black pepper and pepper that is freshly ground directly onto food, many spices can be used in your grinder or in a pestle and mortar.