Spices get their intense flavor and aroma from volatile oils locked inside the whole spice. Grinding spices releases these oils, which means that many pre-ground spices—while convenient—have lost a lot of their magic before they reach your kitchen. The fresher the grind, the more potent the spice. This blend contains whole spice that you grind fresh yourself. Each spice is carefully selected and curated from farms that practice environmental stewardship and empower their local communities.