Organic Bulk Herbs - A tasty choice for your recipes, grown without the use of pesticides.

Organic Bulk Herbs

Organic bulk herbs not only make a tasty choice for your recipes, but they also are a sustainable product whose production can benefit the environment, because they are grown without the use of pesticides. Herbs from Starwest Botanicals, online at starwest-botanicals.com, can be used for many purposes, including cosmetic, home care, health care and crafts. Organic bulk herbs are not only a superior herbal product, but are certifiably so.

Our certification as an organic processor comes from Quality Assurance International. The Natural Organic Program, as accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture, has passed judgment and certified our organically grown herbs. This means that each producer of organic herbs from whom we purchase raw materials has been certified organic. In addition, many of our quality herbs are also certified kosher.

Organic processes are sustainable, which makes them an attractive benefit to the environment. In addition to our organic certification, buyers of our herbal products will discover that as often as possible we use recycled paper and packaging materials, as well as non-toxic inks, in our packaging department. We have done such an outstanding job of reducing business waste that Starwest Botanicals has been recognized by the Waste Reduction Awards Program in California state. Our company is also listed in the National Green Pages.

We offer many organic bulk herbs that you will find your self turning to again and again in your kitchen. Turmeric root is one of those. A member of the ginger family, and the root of the plant is what is harvested and processed to produce culinary turmeric. Turmeric has been called "poor man's saffron" because it is much less expensive than saffron and, as does saffron, imparts a golden color when added to foods. Turmeric is used in African and Asian dishes, as well as a prominent flavor in many curry recipes. In the medicinal realm, turmeric has the active ingredient of curcumin in it, and researchers have started studies to determine its effects on a variety of complaints.

Fenugreek is an organic herb that has multiple uses. The seed of fenugreek is used as a spice, while the leaves of the plant are used as an herb. The leaves offer a bitter taste and have a distinctive aroma. Fenugreek is used to flavor pickles, and is commonly found in East Indian dishes. If you are fortunate to travel to Egyptian coffee houses, you will often be served a sweetened tea made from boiling the seeds of fenugreek.

Organic St. John's Wort is the common name for a plant from the genus Hypericum. St. John's Wort is a popular over the counter aid. The dried flowers of the St. John's Wort plant are in shades of red and yellow, and they can make excellent dyes.

Organic bulk herbs, sustainably produced and of the highest quality, are always readily available at Starwest Botanicals.