Spices have played a vital role in global cuisines for centuries, adding depth, aroma, and flavor to dishes. While spices can be harvested through various methods, there is an undeniable distinction when it comes to handpicked spices. In this article, we are discussing the reasons why handpicked spices offer better quality and flavor and why we choose to only use hand picked spices in our Elevate Mediterranean Spice Blend.
Preserving Fragrance and Essential Oils
Through handpicking spices, the natural aroma and oil of the spices is preserved. Machine harvesting spices often causes unnecessary damage to the plants, resulting in a loss of aroma and diminished quality. Our spices are hand picked to offer the highest aromas and flavors possible!
Selecting the Best
Handpicking spices allows for a selective approach, ensuring that only the highest quality spices are chosen. Experienced harvesters have a keen eye for identifying spices that exhibit the desired characteristics, such as vibrant color, plumpness, and mature seeds. By handpicking, farmers can carefully assess each spice, discarding any subpar or immature ones, and guaranteeing that only the finest spices make their way into our products.
Handpicking spices allows a level of control that reduces the risk of contamination to the spices. Machine harvesting may inadvertently collect debris, dust, or other foreign particles along with the spices, compromising their purity and quality.
Supporting Sustainable Practices
By hand-selecting spices, farmers can minimize damage to plants, avoid over-harvesting, and maintain the natural balance of the ecosystem. This approach contributes to the preservation of biodiversity, soil health, and the overall sustainability of spice cultivation. All of our products come from farms that practice sustainable farming practices! We love our Earth and do our part to maintain the beauty and health of our planet.
We believe handpicking spices is important to the commitment of providing high quality products and supporting sustainable farming practices. Our Elevate Mediterranean Spice Blend is comprised of flavorful and handpicked spices, with each spice hailing from a different region where the spice is native to. We hope you try and love our Elevate Mediterranean Spice Blend as much as we do!