Not a fan of the hot and spicy? Fear not! There are plenty of mild seasoning and spices that are full of flavour but won’t cause steam to emit from your ears! But where is a good place to start? Here at World of Spice, we’re spice experts with over 100 years of combined experience; here’s our guide to the top mildest spices and how to gradually increase your spice tolerance.
A Little Goes A Long Way
Spice is all about adding heat and flavour to your chosen dish! However, for many, the fear of ruining their meal with an unwanted heatwave stops them from pushing the boat out when it comes to delicious seasoning options.
Now, we’re not saying you should just jump in with a Carolina reaper chilli sauce, but you can build up your spice tolerance gradually and the best way to do that is by experimenting with good quality seasoning and adding mild flavours to the mix. Making things tasty over spicy should be your priority on your spice journey! Don’t be scared of spices. Just start with a little and gradually add more!
An Introduction to Spice
If you’re looking for mild seasoning and spices to introduce you to the world of spice, here are our recommendations:
Smoked Paprika: Paprika is derived from the pepper plant, however, it doesn’t pack the heat that cayenne or chilli peppers do. Smoked paprika adds depth and a sweet (very slight) spiciness to the likes of chilli con carne and stews, without turning up the heat too much.
Turmeric: With its bold and earthy flavour, this golden coloured root isn’t spicy but it’s sharp essence can aid the likes of soups, curries, stir fry’s and even smoothies.
Cumin: With a mild, earthy flavour, cumin compliments curries and Mexican cuisine perfectly. With cumin, you’ll get all those delicious traditional flavours, without too much heat.
Coriander: Lemony and fresh, coriander’s mild flavour and is great for creating rubs, spicing up a salad, in curries or as a garnish! Adding a sprinkling of chilli works a treat with coriander.
Pepper: Cracked black pepper is a staple in many dishes. It’s got a kick to it but can really make the difference in any dish and is a great gateway into hotter seasoning and spices.
How to Build Up Spice Tolerance
If you’re looking to build up your spice tolerance, there are a few simple ways to get your tastebuds accustomed to some extra heat:
- Introduce spice gradually – a little red pepper, a dash of tabasco etc in your meals.
- Experiment with different flavour combinations, even if they’re mild.
- Cook one spicy dish a week and add a little more spice every couple of weeks.
- To begin with, cook spicy dishes at home, so you have control over the level of heat in the dish.
- Keep some water handy whilst eating.
Get in Touch
Remember, don’t be afraid to try new seasoning and spices! Whether you’re looking for mild seasonings or hot spices, at World of Spice, we have hundreds of delicious options on offer that are suitable for both trade and retail! We understand the importance of authentic and traditional tasting cuisine. Our produce is known internationally for its purity and potency, full of flavour to give your food the edge. Our service is cost-effective and reliable; we go above and beyond for each of our customers to ensure that you get the produce you need for business.
From bespoke blends to a choice of packaging, complete with custom labelling, our comprehensive service can help you achieve your culinary goals. For more information about our services and what we can offer you, please contact us at email@example.com, or feel free to call our team on 01277 633303. We look forward to hearing from you.