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Urban Herbs is a spices company created by chefs, for chefs. We are here for those looking for a large selection of high quality cooking spices, dried beans, gourmet rices and grains--all your kitchen pantry staples.

Baking 101


Baking 101


Ginger, Ground
Nutmeg, Ground


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Baking 101

Holidays and special occasions are not complete without house-warming, home cooked baked goods. Our selection and quality of our baking spices are the staples for anyone who enjoys cooking, and better yet eating flavorful cakes, cookies, pies and other specialty baked foods.

Cloves: Cloves are the rich, brown, dried, unopened flower buds of an evergreen tree native to the “Spice Islands” in Indonesia. The name comes from the French “clou” meaning nail. Cloves are strong, pungent, and sweet and in its ground form, spice up applesauce, cakes, muffins, cookies, gingerbread and a variety of baked goods. 

Ginger, ground: Ground ginger is used for confectionery items, desserts, savory dishes or added to curry mixes. Ground ginger is used in gingerbread, cookies, pies, as well as in Indian curries, and Asian foods. Ginger is slightly hot, rich, and aromatic.

Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon is one of the most common baking spices. Used in cakes, cookies, and desserts throughout the world, cinnamon can also be used in chicken and lamb dishes. Sprinkling on apples or other fruit can jazz-up any fruit salad. 

Nutmeg: Nutmeg has a pungent aroma and sweet flavor. Nutmeg is an ideal baking spice for making fruit pies, cookies, muffins, cakes and sweet breads. Used as a topping it is often sprinkled over puddings, eggnog, whipped cream and custards. It can also be sprinkled lightly over chicken, veal and fish and used in sausages, soups and preserves.