I was reading another forum, and I saw this comment
I buy all of mine from Mountain Rose Herbs. https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/
They have been around for years and their stuff is sustainably
harvested. They carry loads of organics, and the country of origin is listed for each spice they sell
- this is huge if you are trying to avoidtoxic
I'm curious where we would encounter "counterfiet" spices, especially the Chinese kind. Since I'm making dumplings, and a few of my ingredients are specifically from China, I want to not buy anything that could harm me...
Maybe I'll make sure to use MRH specifcally for these (they come from China on MRH still), but I'll see how the other sites are. Not sure how one would know where any of these spices are from. Does any site mention exactly how their spices are grown?
Originally Posted by French Fries
They are MY way to go, for sure. Everyone has their own opinion. Mine is that there are way too many harmful chemicals and not enough nutrients in 'conventional' foods vs 'organic'. The use of quote is because IMO, 'conventional' should mean 'grown the good old way', meaning organic. And what is nowadays called 'conventional' should be called 'genetically enhanced and/or chemically treated', which is everything but conventional on a large time scale (AFAIK, most harmful pesticides occurred after WWII).
In any case, not trying to start a conventional vs organic debate in this thread, which is why I say for ME organic spices are the way to go.
Now I will let you do your own research and google is your friend here, and also check the validity of your sources, but a quick search yielded for example the following article: http://naturallysavvy.com/eat/spicy-shocker-you-will-not-believe-what-s-in-conventional-spices
I didn't realize you had posted another comment, sorry I missed this.
Well, are ALL of the other spices/herbs filled with chemicals, or only certain ones? There has to be some other places that also sell high quality, but not "organic." I'm not sure what fully qualifies as "Organic" though.
I would assume pesticides have gotten better over the years.
I'll take a look around, but it's nice to get opinions of others :).
EDIT: I'm taking a look at 4 different sites, and for some reason Mountain Rose Herbs are the cheapest... weird...???
I'll keep looking and see, but that is odd.
The Savory Shop also has location information on their page, but I don't know about their "Quality."
My Spice Shop talks about top quality very vaguely, but MountainRose Herbs is super in depths...
Hmm I guess there's only one way to find out... and that's ordering.. But damn some of these are expensive...
8.50$ for 4oz of cloves?? Not sure if that's good seems expensive though. (MRH is $6.50).
Edited by LasagnaBurrito - 6/17/16 at 5:52am