Since 1962 Horton Spice Mills has been proud to be the freshest provider of whole, ground and specialty spices and blends in Ontario. They also have a wide variety of Bakers Extracts, Flavours and Colours!
A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark or vegetative substance used in nutritionally insignificant quantities as a food additive for the purpose of flavoring.
Many of the same substances have other uses in which they are referred to by different terms, e.g. in food preservation, medicine, religious rituals, cosmetics, perfumery or as vegetables. For example, turmeric is also used as a preservative; licorice as a medicine; garlic as a vegetable and nutmeg as a recreational drug.
Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are leafy, green plant parts used for flavoring purposes. Herbs, such as basil or oregano, may be used fresh, and are commonly chopped into smaller pieces; spices, however, are dried and usually ground into a powder.
NOTE: Because everything is ground fresh to order, it can take up to a week to process your order, ensuring the freshest possible spices available in the market today!