In the burgeoning realm of conscious consumerism, questions around sustainability, carbon neutrality, and the intrinsic health benefits of products are becoming increasingly paramount. Our trio of classic Moroccan spices—Warm Ras El Hanout, Smoky Ras El Hanout, and Signature Ras El Hanout—are at the heart of this discourse. But beyond their exotic flavours, what health benefits do these spices offer? How do they contribute to a healthier lifestyle for you, the discerning consumer?
In today's world, where the reduction of processed foods, sugars, and fats is often heralded as the cornerstone of a healthy diet, our spices emerge as champions of flavour, enabling you to eschew the less healthful alternatives without sacrificing taste.
Warm Ras El Hanout
The sweet, peppery melody of Warm Ras El Hanout, reminiscent of Tangiers—a city that dances on the tongue of those who speak its name—serves as the understated sibling to the Signature blend. Its composition is a tapestry of health: turmeric, white pepper, and ginger stand at the forefront as anti-inflammatories, nurturing gut health. Nutmeg, with its treasury of antioxidants, cinnamon, which modulates blood sugar levels, and garlic, a bastion for heart health, round out this blend.
Smoky Ras El Hanout
Venture into the labyrinthine alleys of Marrakech with Smoky Ras El Hanout, a blend that captures the essence of this city's vibrant markets. Its foundation—paprika—works tirelessly to mitigate inflammation, bolster eye health, and stabilise blood sugar levels. The ensemble of cumin and black pepper, both antioxidants, with black pepper also offering gastro-protective qualities, and cumin balancing blood sugar, accentuates the blend's anti-inflammatory prowess.
Signature Ras El Hanout
Embracing Signature Ras El Hanout in your culinary repertoire is akin to mastering the art of North African cuisine. This blend shares the healthful attributes of its siblings, enriched with a symphony of 15 spices, including green cardamom, which may lower blood pressure and aid digestion, and nutmeg and allspice, both antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties. Cloves, too, play a vital role, inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
While it has been well documented that spices carry a multitude of health benefits, as a responsible company, we do not assert that our spices will directly improve health. Rather, we celebrate the rich tapestry of flavours they bring to both traditional Moroccan dishes and the quintessentially British fare, all while offering a nod to the potential health benefits that may accompany their use.
Our commitment to flavour, health, and sustainability earned our Ras El Hanout a coveted Great Taste 2 star award. This accolade is not merely a testament to the exquisite taste that each spoonful of our spice blend delivers, but also to the potential health benefits imbued within each grain.
In embracing our spices, you're not just indulging in the sumptuous flavours of North Africa; you're also weaving the potential for a healthier lifestyle into every meal. It's a journey of taste, health, and sustainability that we are honoured to share with you.