Spices, Seeds, and Such

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I’m still in the states and one area where there is a big discrepancy in product prices is in spices and herbs. In KSA one can purchase a huge amount for very little money. I’m shocked at the prices for these things in the US. I don’t know what most of the items in this photo actually are, but there are sunflower seeds, cloves, fresh ginger, and I believe the black round things on the upper left are dried lemons. Spice shops abound and most supermarkets offer bulk spices like this too. The vegetable markets have an amazing offering of fresh herbs, like dill, cilantro, and parsley, which are sold in large bunches for literally just pennies.

About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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3 Responses to Spices, Seeds, and Such

  1. The cook in me wants to bag up a few of these spices. The smells in this place must be amazing.

  2. Grami says:

    That’s like Holland and Barret but with much, much lower price tags. I believe a shop which specilaises in speices is called ATTAR???

  3. Chiara says:

    Oh, spice shops and olive shops are 2 of my favourites! Great photo!
    In Iran saffron is a pittance, and in Morocco bunches of mint and parsley are..
    Do they have olive shops in Jeddah?

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