The Original Horopito - Fragrant, Spicy and Naturally Wild.
A Sprinkle of Horopito
Horopito is an incredibly unique herb with a spicy, aromatic and earthy taste. A '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 fragrant warm 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, breweries, high end restaurants, 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 candida, thrush and leaky gut.
Dean Fountain and Nathan Wallace grow and harvest NZ native horopito and kawakawa on private property at the base of Mt Ruapehu igniting world cuisine with their native herbs. 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.
We are simply about going back to the start and using as much natural products and native plants as we can to prevent instead of cure. We want you to respond to our products, not react!
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