Herbs – Not just a flavour powerhouse

Herbs are the unsung heroes of cooking everywhere. They turn plain meals into exciting, refreshing and flavourful feasts. But that’s not all herbs are used for. You can use them to repel pests, reinvigorate your hair or even for decoration. 

To align with our new range of conventional and organic frozen herbs and herb puree droplets, we wanted to pay homage to these little wonders by mentioning some interesting facts along with a few recipe ideas for a few of our favourite herbs. 


Mint is rich in A, C and B2. Mint can be used in sweet and salty dishes and with its strong, distinct and refreshing flavour. It is a well know and popular herb all around the planet, in fact we all use mint every day while brushing our teeth! With summer fast approaching mint will pair perfectly as a drop-in addition to summer drinks or as a condiment base for BBQ lamb.

Recipe inspiration; 

  • Mint and watermelon salad
  • Pea and pesto pasta 
  • A refreshing Mojito
  • Mint ice cream
  • Mint sauce

Available in herb drops and organic


Aka. Cilantro. This herb holds the title of being one of the oldest herbs on record, with seeds from this plant being found in ruins dating back to 5000 BC, in fact remnants of coriander were found in the tomb of Tutankhamen. Strong in flavour, this herb is rich in dietary fibre, manganese, iron and magnesium, plus Vitamin C and K. It will add colour and a flavour punch to any curry, ready-made salad or lamb dish. 

Recipe inspiration ;

  • Coconut & coriander chicken curry
  • Coriander relish
  • Pork and Coriander money bags
  • Lime and coriander pesto
  • Carrot and coriander soup

Available in Frozen, herb drops and organic

Garden Cress

This little guy is often unrated, but offers unique tangy peppery flavour and packs a nutritional and beneficial punch. Packed with Vitamin A, K, C & E, Manganese and Vitamin B2 this small, but mighty herb may provide benefits for cardiovascular health, fights inflammation and protects the nervous system. This herb is often underutilised and with health and wellness at front of mind of consumers it’s the perfect time to promote natural, nutritious and green consumption.  

Recipe inspiration; 

  • Creamy potato soup with cress
  • Egg and cress sandwiches
  • Wild rice salad with cress
  • Cheese and cress muffins
  • Indian chicken stew

Available in herb drops and organic


Chervil is from the parsley family, but think of it as parsley’s more reserved cousin. This herb has a sweet flavour that is milder than regular parsley which allows it to combine superbly with egg dishes and delicate French cooking. The foliage is curly and soft and looks a bit like a cross between parsley and carrot tops. Chervil might be just what you’re looking for to add some colour and reserved flavour to your next range of products.

Recipe Inspiration; 

  • Chervil mayonnaise
  • Veal with a creamy chervil sauce
  • Asparagus with lemon, pepper and chervil dressing
  • Creamy potato and chervil soup
  • Scrambled eggs with chervil, tarragon and chives

Available in herb drops and organic


Rich in vitamins A, B6, C and K and minerals, basil has been used in culinary dishes and for medicinal uses for thousands of years. You may think delicious Italian, bruschetta and pesto when thinking of basil, but now basil is on the verge of opening up to so many more uses. But in addition to culinary uses, Basil tea can assist with digestion or gas, plus you will find basil making a resurgence in soaps and perfumes.  

Recipe Inspiration; 

  • Strawberry basil pancakes
  • Beef with chilli and basil
  • Chorizo and basil pizza
  • Thai basil chicken
  • Gin basil smash

Available in frozen, herb drops and organic

A little about us here at Natural ingredients; 

Our team source fruit and vegetable ingredients from all over the world and deliver our produce to some of Australia’s largest food manufacturers as well as local processors and food service companies.

Are you looking for new offering ideas or something that’s a little hard to source? Our worldwide network means we can access an enormous range of fruit and vegetable ingredients in various formats.

In addition, we supply a very broad range of herbs, including all those you have read about above. 

Browse our range of herbs below*; 

*subject to change, please contact us for more details

 IQF HerbsHerb DropsOrganic
Borage🌿 🌿
Chervil 🌿🌿
Chives Rings🌿  
Cress 🌿🌿
Dill 🌿🌿
Dill Tips🌿  
Garlic🌿(cubes) 🌿
Italian Mix🌿  
Mint 🌿🌿
Oregano🌿 🌿
Parsley and Garlic Mix🌿  
Rocket 🌿🌿
Rosemary🌿 🌿
Shallot Cubes🌿  
Water Cress 🌿 
8 Herbs Mix🌿  

If you would like more information on our herb range or you would like recipe ideas we would love to hear from you. We are available to at  (+61) 02 45732 555 or [email protected] and our team will happily assist you with your enquiry. 

Reach out to us now to discover how we can help you.