Winona, MN (PRWEB) December 14, 2006
The American consumer's demand for organic products is on the rise. Mainstream supermarkets are expanding their organic selections to include fruits, vegetables, meat, and poultry. And while many Americans will spend extra money to buy organic products, when they cook them, they add spices that are not. Watkins Incorporated, known around the world for its quality spices and flavorings, is introducing a new line of USDA certified 100% organic spices at Wal-Mart stores nationwide.
The first brand to launch an organic line of spices nationally, Watkins organic spices don't contain fillers like sugar, synthetic anti-caking agents, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives that may be found in conventional spices. The 19 organic spices available at retail are: Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Chili Powder, Cumin, Paprika, Oregano, Ginger, Dry Mustard, Cinnamon, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Thyme, Basil, Rosemary, Curry Powder, Sage, Ground Cloves, Parsley, and Dill. Each spice is packaged in colorful, old-fashioned tins that are decorative enough to leave on the kitchen counter and have a suggested retail price of $4.99 - $6.49.
In 1868, entrepreneur J.R. Watkins founded the J.R. Watkins Medical Company in Plainview, Minnesota, giving birth to one of America's first natural apothecary companies. Since then, Watkins has gained a reputation around the world for its quality spices and flavorings. Vanilla, the crown jewel of Watkins' popular line of extracts, has made the company a household name for decades. Watkins was the first company ever to give a money back guarantee on its products. For more information, visit http://www.JRWatkins.com.
The following recipe from J.R. Watkins incorporates five popular spices from the line for those that choose to go organic.
Watkins Scarborough Fair All-Organic Chicken
2 organic chicken breast halves (with bone and skin)
1/2 tsp each Watkins Organic Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
1 tsp Watkins Organic Garlic Powder
Freshly-ground Sea Salt and Watkins Organic Black Pepper, to taste
1.tPreheat oven to 375°F
2.tLoosen skin on chicken breasts to create pockets
3.tMix herbs and rub beneath and on top of skin
4.tSeason with salt and pepper, place skin side up in a glass baking dish and bake 30 minutes or until the chicken's internal temperature reaches 165°F
5.tRemove from oven, preheat broiler and broil 3 minutes or until nicely browned
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