Complex, zesty and aromatic, this beautiful mixed herb blend is a variant of a lost recipe from a 13th-century medieval Arabian cookbook, with the literal translation meaning ‘bouquet’ or ‘bunch’ of herbs. Playing homage to the ancient trade of herbs, adding a little sprinkle will bring a fresh and luscious zing to savoury dishes like omelettes, baked beans on toast, pasta, soups and cheese toasties. Reaching for Bāqa will soon be like second nature. Ordinarily, if you like Za'Atar, you will like Baqa. However, the flavour alchemy is quite different.
OriginBefore it was changed into the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the Arabic-Islamic Near East gave rise to a refined culinary culture. Abbasid Baghdad is known as the birthplace of the "new wave” cuisine, the first culinary capital of the Arabic-Islamic civilization. Between the 10th and 14th centuries, from Baghdad to Murcia, cookbooks flourished throughout the Arabic-speaking world, detailing the exquisite banquets of the Sultans feasts and the delectable treasures brought in through the herb and spice trade. Bāqa is an inspired variant on a lost recipe from the 13th century medieval Arabian era, found in an ancient cookbook, this blend plays homage to the ancient trade of herbs and spices.
TasteComplex, herby flavours that are unified in harmony to supercharge your dishes. We think it might be a regular pantry staple.
ScentZesty and aromatic, it lives up to its translation as Bāqa “bouquet” of herbs with subtle undertones of garlic and onion powder.
How to useA little sprinkle will bring a fresh zing to a host of different savoury dishes. All things eggs, from poached to omelettes. Add to baked beans on toast, pasta, soups, cheese toasties or even a tomato sandwich with some flaky salt. It is great as a seasoning for pizzas with some quality extra virgin olive oil. Taking you to the moon and back, your creations will be a new kind of euphoria on your palate. If you have enjoyed Za'atar then you are sure to like this also, albeit the flavour profile is different. This really is an amazing multipurpose mixed herb blend and we assure you that this is full of flavour. It is great in meat balls, homemade chicken burgers, baked salmon, baked prawns, chicken vol-au-vents or even in a lamb or mutton-based dish like Irish stew. Made of seven ingredients with lots of vivid green hues from five of the herbs, you could add it to your favourite salad dressing too. Reaching for Bāqa, will soon be like second nature for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- per 100g
- Energy 1149kJ/274kcal
- Fat 4.1g of which Saturates 1.2g
- Carbohydrate 33g of which Sugars 10g
- Protein 15g
- Salt 0.18g
Weight 16g / 0.56 oz ℮
Comes in an attractive 60ml dark amber, food safe, stackable glass jar with an aluminium lid.
- Low sodium
- No additives
- No added sugar
- No preservatives
Some of our blends will be gluten free, but it is important to note that some spices and herbs naturally contain gluten.
It is also important to note that these have been packaged in a facility that handles, stores, and processes tree nuts and celery. This product may contain traces of celery, gluten, mustard, sesame, soy and nuts.
StorageAlways store in a dry place. A pantry, press or cupboard will suffice. We have made that easy by housing our blends in dark amber mason jars under an aluminium lid. Aluminium reflects both heat and light, making it the perfect material for food preservation under its closing. Spice and herb blends typically have a use by date, in our case, 24 months from manufacture.
RosemaryA perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region. Rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Magnesium, it's properties may boost your immunity and blood circulation.
Onion PowderA very ancient food source where human consumption of onions can be traced back to the Bronze age. A source of calcium, magnesium and potassium, it may aid blood pressure regulation and bone health.
ThymeNative to the Mediterranean, this herb is rich in vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A. It is considered for its mood boosting properties and as an aid towards the lowering of blood pressure and high cholesterol.