The best herbs and seasoning you’ll ever cook with
The Original Horopito - Fragrant, Spicy and Naturally Wild.
A Sprinkle of Horopito
Who is Rhayne?
Dean Fountain grows and harvests NZ native horopito on his commercial property at the base of Mt Ruapehu igniting world cuisine with horopito. Rhayne, named after Dean's daughter is keen to have horopito on every dinner table over the coming years
Try our Native Horopito, Makrut Lime Leaf and Porcini Mushroom.
Horopito, what is it?
Horopito has an incredibly unique spicy, aromatic and earthy taste. An important 'native food' that was embraced by the European settlers for its medicinal properties and alternative for nightshade allergies.
Horopito (Pseudowintera Colorata) is only found in New Zealand. The oldest flowering plant surviving 65 million years with a superb polygodial defense system. Horopito is loaded with antioxidants that has enabled it to evolve through climate change.
Uses for Horopito.
Horopito has a warm aromatic compounds with a spicy flavour that lingers and can be used as an alternative to pepper or chilli. We sell to gourmet kitchens, bakers, butchers, restaurants, cafes, distilleries and supermarkets.
Products include; craft beers, hummus, specialty paleo breads, sausages, meat rubs,venison, sauces and even infused with gin. Commercial uses are in health supplements for humans such as thrush and leaky gut.