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Ras al hânout

Ras al hânout

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Râs al hânout (often written as ras el hanout) is a spice mixture with a rich tradition. Not five or seven flavors, as in many stripped-down versions, but hospitable and generous 'as much as possible'.

UPDATE Sept 2023
Limited stock at the moment, but expected very soon! (week38)

Râs al hânout loosely translated means 'the best of the house' (la tête de l'épicerie) and is made from the best spices available. Traditionally these have been spices from the own region, later enriched through trade and travel with products from all over the world, including sometimes very exotic ones such as the Spanish fly. Don't worry, it's not in our râs al hânout.

The most important seasonings in a traditional râs al hânout are in alphabetical order:

  • al-kababa (cubeb pepper)
  • asheb (asafoetida)
  • bsibsa (mace)
  • dar felfell (cape long pepper)
  • dar el cini (cassia cinnamon)
  • elbzar (black pepper)
  • gouzt ettiab (nutmeg)
  • habbt el mchebek (mustard seed)
  • hil al habachi (kororima)
  • khzama (lavender blossom)
  • mgouza sahraouia (grain of paradise)
  • nouioura (allspice)
  • old and nouar (clove)
  • qâqulla (cardamom)
  • qrçoub (turmeric)
  • rous el ward (damascus rose)
  • sknjbir (ginger)

A whole range of powerful flavors, in which the root of the blue iris and earth almond are welcome additions. The warm flavors are characteristic of what is called msâkhen in North Africa, which can be translated as 'warmer' in the sense of an aphrodisiac, an aphrodisiac. Hence the Spanish fly.

Smell and taste

The redder a râs al hânout, the spicier it will be, due to the red chili peppers. A yellower râs al hânout contains more turmeric, which means it has a milder taste. There is also a 'green' râs al hânout with green herbs, a mixture inspired by French cuisine.

The sweeter m'rouzia râs al hânout with very present cinnamon notes, is often associated with Moroccan cuisine (sweet dishes, but also dishes that incorporate sweet elements, such as tajines with lamb), l'msagna with Tunisian, and monusa with Algerian cuisine.

Usage

Râs al hânout is not used sparingly. In the north of Morocco, an adult eats an average of one tablespoon of it per day. For health reasons, because râs al hânout is also said to help against colds and digestive problems.

Features:

  • our ras-el-hanout contains: turmeric, coriander, allspice, cinnamon, chili pepper, pepper, cardamom, ginger, cumin, fennel, nutmeg, star anise, citrus peels, fenugreek seeds and bay leaf
  • origin: North Africa (Maghreb)

Assortment

  • available in glass and stand-up pouch (no test tubes)
  • glass jar contains 60 grams
  • stand-up pouches with a capacity of up to 30 to 500 grams
  • larger quantities on request

Gift packaging

  • the jar is available in a tasteful gift packaging, consisting of a cube box filled with black tissue paper
  • for an overview of our gift packaging, please refer to the gift packaging section

Save:

  • store your ras el hanout in closed packaging
  • preferably store in a dark, dry and cool place
  • best before February 2025 (02/25)
  • this expiration date is an indication

Inventory item

Ras-el-hanout is a fresh item that we keep in limited stock. Please inquire about the current delivery time.

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