Is this spice mix only for veggies?
Like any other spice mixes, you can use it on any food, but we have designed this specifically to enhance the flavours of veggies and other plant food. You get an incredible depth of flavours from your veggies when you add our spice mixes to it. As a society, we are not eating enough veggies and other plant food in our diet. Our range is designed to solve that by making veggies incredibly tasty!
Why do you use fermented lentils?
Legumes such as lentils are a great source of protein, vitamins and other minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium and iron. We are not eating enough in our diet. We have incorporated lentils in the spice mixes not only to boost flavour, but also nutrition. However, some natural compounds that interfere with the absorption of nutrients can be removed by fermentation. Phytic acid, for example, which is found in lentils, binds minerals such as iron and zinc, reducing their absorption when eaten. However, phytic acid can be broken down during fermentation so the minerals become available. As some of the sugars and starches in lentils have been broken down through the process, fermented lentils are easier to digest.
What is PREBIOTIC Fibre?
Prebiotic fibre is a food source for the friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract. Our digestive system cannot break down prebiotics, so they survive the journey through the digestive tract. They eventually reach the part of the colon where the friendly bacteria hang out. The bacteria have the chops to break down the prebiotics into nutrition that helps them grow and thrive. Fermented lentils in pickld spice mixes are a good source of Prebiotics.
Can I cook with it?
The spice mixes are quite versatile. It can be used at various stages of the cooking process. At the beginning, during, right at the end or simply sprinkled on cooked food before serving. If you like a crunchy texture, it is preferable to be added right at the end or just before serving.
Are they spicy?
We have just one flavour that has a heat rating of 3 chilli (hot) and couple of them rated 2 chilli (medium) and the rest are rated 1 chilli (mild). The blends are designed to enhance the flavour of the food rather than overpower them. It is quite subtle, but it enhances the flavour when you cook with it. For those who do not like lot of spices, we recommend trying our Roasted Sesame & Crunchy Coconut blends. This also makes them kids friendly. The best part about Pickld spice mixes is that you can add to cooked food so, those who like spicy flavours can add more at the table before serving!
Do I need to add additional ingredients?
The spice mixes contain everything you need to create an amazing meal. In most instances, you do not need to add any additional ingredients apart from salt. The spices mixes are salt free! We do recommend that you simply use the spice mixes on your food without any additional ingredients as it is designed to provide the perfect balance of flavours.
Is your range gluten free?
The spice mixes are Gluten Free! They are also vegan and contains no artificial flavours, colours, additives, preservatives, onion, garlic, no added salt and sugar.
Is it organic?
The range is not certified organic, but we use organic ingredients where possible. For example, the coconut, turmeric, curry leaves we use in our blends are certified organic.
Is it FODMAP?
The range is FODMAP friendly. It is Onion & Garlic free! Though they contain lentils, it is fermented, and the amount consumed as a spice mix is below the recommended daily intake.
Are the raw materials locally grown?
Not all the raw materials are locally grown. We use Australian produce where possible and for everything else, we use high quality imported products.
Are these handmade?
The spice mixes are hand crafted with love. We do small batch manufacturing. The spices are hand roasted using pans, hand ground and hand packed. We use only 100% whole plant foods and not powders. This is done to preserve the authenticity of the flavour and retain the age-old tradition.
Do you sell wholesale?
We are open to wholesale. If you require large quantities, please send a note to: firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about our price.
Do you provide refunds?
Unfortunately, refunds are not provided. However, if you are not satisfied with our products, please drop a note to: email@example.com and we will endeavour to resolve your issues as quickly as possible.
With the Covid-19 situation, how safe are your products?
Precautions against Covid-19 are taken very seriously. The spice mixes are prepared in a hygienic commercial kitchen with the stringent process on safety and risk mitigation. You can rest assured that the products will be free of any contaminant. Given it is shipped from our door to yours, it is recommended that you remove the products from the postage satchel, dispose of the satchel, wash your hands properly before handling the products. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via Facebook Messenger or send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org