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Bulk Herbs & Spices

Making Herbal Bitters
Making Herbal Bitters

Plants may be small and, in many cases, appear wispy and frail, but they are not defenseless. They galvanize their defense systems with a variety of naturally occurring chemicals to protect themselves from disease and predatory insects. Some plants are better equipped in this sense than others. A diverse group of plants known as the bitter herbs, that range from chicory to coffee, are loaded with terpenes, alkaloids, tannins, isoflavones, saponins and other agents that help to protect them from harm.

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try some of these HERBS AND SPICES for herbal bitters
bulk gentian root

bulk gentian root, cut & sifted

The yellow root of gentian is a key ingredient in the well-known Stockton herbal bitters formula. Because it is very bitter, a little goes a long way. Works well with dandelion root and leaf, cardamom and orange peel.

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bulk orange peel

bulk orange peel, cut & sifted

The universal bitter, dried orange peel works in just about every combination of bitter herbs and aromatics.

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bulk dandelion root

bulk dandelion root, cut & sifted

Both the root and leaves of “lion’s tooth” are used in bitters formulas. Its mild flavor tempers more bitter herbs, such as burdock and gentian, and adds a bit of sweetness.

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bulk burdock root

bulk burdock root, cut & sifted

As a rich source of the probiotic inulin, this is the workhorse of bitters. As an added bonus, the sliced root is also added to soups and stews!

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bulk fennel seed

bulk fennel seed, whole

In Medieval England, fennel seed was often carried to church to chew on during long services to tame a growling stomach. It combines well with just about any bitter or aromatic.

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bulk licorice root

bulk licorice root, cut & sifted

The root of this beautiful flowering plant gets its scientific name from the Greek word that means “sweet root,” As such, this is herbal bitter is preferred by children.

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Welcome to the Monterey Bay Spice Company @ herbco.com

Bulk Herbs & Spices

Monterey Bay Spice Company has been delivering premium bulk herb botanicals, spices, teas, seasonings and much more for twenty years.

Farm Fresh Goods

Most all of our botanicals are sourced directly from the farmers and growers — this allows us to provide you with premium products at competitive prices

Co-Packing & Private Label

In addition our blending and milling services allow us to provide full-service co-packing solutions and private label contract packaging services to companies of all sizes

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