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Rooted Foods are authentic, native foods that are created by small, community-based producers. They represent a community, a region and a way of life. By purchasing Rooted Foods we are directly strengthening the social, environmental and economic fiber of the community which produces these authentic foods; foods that are native to the producer’s region and are historically part of the regional food culture. Rooted Foods thus encourages healthier, more stable and more self-sufficient local communities and economies worldwide.

Gourmet Delights is proud to carry Rooted Foods in a continuing effort to support small producers worldwide who create fabulous, small scale, regionally unique products.

While taste is our first criteria, if it doesn't taste fantastic nothing else matters, we also love the fact that:

  • Small producers are the foundation of a local economy and we want to support them so they can continue producing these wonderful foods.
  • Small producers grow genetically diversified products. Heirloom and Heritage breeds are kept alive and thriving in their native regions.
  • Small producers are part of their communities and thus are true guardians of the land and environment.
  • Small communities benefit from an embedded, traditional way of food production. Global food crises can be averted by supporting local producers.
  • Culturally, these small production, heritage breeds are tied to generations old recipes and traditions that are part of the world's ancestry and need to be preserved for future generations.

The Rooted Foods Seal ensures that the food you purchase is produced by a privately held company that is rooted in its local community and is invested in protecting its local environment. It is a seal of transparency and connects the consumer back to the artisans producing the food with their own hands.



D.O.  Piquillo Peppers (Spain)
D.O. Piquillo Peppers (Spain)
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FINALLY the Espinaler Piquillo Peppers are available in the USA!!

And it comes in a BIGGER 8 ounce jar than the previous brand's 7.6 ounce, for the same price!

Unlike any other red pepper you have ever tasted, guaranteed! Authentic Denomination of Origin (D.O.) Piquillo Peppers originate from the Ribera del Ebro region of Northern Spain. Piquillo Peppers, meaning "little beak" for their distinctive pointed shape, are picked and produced almost entirely by hand. Slow roasting over open wood fires gives these unique peppers a complex, rich, and teasingly spicy-sweet flavor.

Piquillo Peppers are very versatile and can be used in many applications. Try cooking, roasting, or sautéing with them. Put them in salads, or stuff them with tuna or other favorite foods.

  • This product contains no soy, gluten, nuts, dairy, or genetically engineered ingredients.

Ingredients: Denomination of Origin Lososa Piquillo peppers, salt, citric acid.

8 oz glass jar

Price: $14.99 Quantity

Olivar de la Luna Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tin (Spain)
Olivar de la Luna Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tin (Spain)
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Olivar de la Luna Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from 100% Nevadillo Blanco olives that are indigenous to Sierra de Cordoba in the northern regions of Andalucia, Spain. Through the production of this high quality organic extra virgin olive oil, Olivar de la Luna is able to protect their local environment and agricultural traditions.

Olivar de la Luna is a very fruity extra virgin olive oil with a luxurious mouthfeel. It has an abundance of healthy polyphenols, anti-oxidants, and Vitamin E.

  • Certified USDA Organic!
  • CAAE Certification which states that it has met European Regulations for Organic Production.
  • Member of the Spanish Association for Biodynamic Agriculture (AEAB).
  • 100% Natural.
  • No preservatives or artificial flavors.

This product contains no soy, gluten, nuts, dairy, or genetically engineered ingredients.

Meet the producer.

A Rooted Foods Product.

Produced and bottled by Olivar de la Luna with olives grown, harvested, and pressed at the Olivar de la Luna Estate in Spain.

1 liter (34 fluid ounce) metal tin

Price: $70.00
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Aji Panca Organic Chili Pods (dried)
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One of the most common types of aji (chili) in Peru, Aji Panca is 3 to 5 inches in length and has a thick flesh that matures from a green to dark red in color. Distinct from the other ajis in its spiciness, Aji Panca is mild in heat intensity (a heat level of 2 on a scale of 10; 1,500 Scoville units) and provides a fruity, berry-like flavor that goes well in stews, sauces, and fish dishes.

Aji panca is so sweet, so berry-like, that it can be finely chopped or ground into a powder and tossed into foods to add a sweet, mild heat.

To create a paste, remove the stems and soak ajis in water overnight. Drain and mix ajis in a blender with salt, pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. For a more mild paste, remove the seeds and veins before blending. You can freeze the paste for longer storage as necessary.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Pods.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Ingredients: Organic Panca chili.

1.25 ounce bag

Price: $9.99
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Aji Amarillo Organic Chili Pods (dried)
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Aji amarillo, or amarillo chili, is the most common type of aji and is one of the most important ingredients in Peruvian cooking. It has a heat level of 7 on a scale of 10 (50,000 Scoville units). It is great in combination with meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, pasta, and rice dishes, and is used to season nuts.

The unique flavor of the Aji Amarillo makes it worth seeking out and incorporating into your cooking. Even though it is a "chili pepper" it has a lot of fruitiness combined with its heat, unlike poblanos or jalapenos which can be harsh. It is a very versatile chili, suitable for everyday use as it will complement your dish without overwhelming it.

Try them in these recipes:

  • Ceviche Con Tostones
  • Organic Aji Amarillo Chile Rellenos
  • Peruvian Inspired Chicken Stew

To create a paste, remove the stems and soak ajis in water overnight. Drain and mix ajis in a blender with salt, pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. For a more mild paste, remove the seeds and veins before blending. You can freeze the paste for longer storage as necessary.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Pods.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Ingredients: Organic Amarillo chili.

1.25 ounce bag

Price: $9.99
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Aji Limo Organic Chili Pods (dried)
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Aji Limo is a chili grown and used mostly on the northern coast of Peru. The pod is 2-3 inches long and changes from a yellow to deep reddish-orange color when it ripens. Aji Limo is spicy (a heat level of 8 on a scale of 10; 60,000 Scoville units) and is primarily used to prepare ceviche and rice dishes. It is also wonderful as a base for chicken and pasta recipes, and a perfect way to add an extra flavor dimension to stew and chili.

To create a paste, remove the stems and soak ajis in water overnight. Drain and mix ajis in a blender with salt, pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. For a more mild paste, remove the seeds and veins before blending. You can freeze the paste for longer storage as necessary.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Pods.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Ingredients: Organic Limo chili.

1.25 ounce bag

Price: $9.99
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Bonito Tuna (3.95 ounce tin)
Bonito Tuna (3.95 ounce tin)
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Saveur Magazine said Bonito tuna is "one of the great gastronomic pleasures of every day life."

The Bonito del Norte is the most valued member of the tuna family - highly appreciated for its white flesh, exquisite flavor, and delicate texture.

It is fished using traditional hook and line methods, thus preserving the wonderful texture and flavor which is often lost when fishing with nets. Only the best of the catch is selected to ensure exceptional taste, freshness, and quality. This dolphin-free tuna from the Basque region of Spain is then gently cleaned by hand.

This exceptional white meat tuna has the solid texture, and hearty flavor, of Bonito tuna which is very different from albacore. It is packed in high-quality Spanish olive oil for extra flavor, and is all natural, with no additives or preservatives.

We use it for tuna sandwiches, stuffing piquillo peppers, on salads, paired with grilled fennel, and on crackers for appetizers.

A Rooted Foods Product.

112 gram (3.95 ounce) oval tin

Price: $8.99 Quantity

Bonito Tuna Loins
Bonito Tuna Loins
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Saveur Magazine said Bonito tuna is "one of the great gastronomic pleasures of every day life."

The Bonito del Norte is the most valued member of the tuna family - highly appreciated for its white flesh, exquisite flavor, and delicate texture.

It is fished using traditional hook and line methods, thus preserving the wonderful texture and flavor which is often lost when fishing with nets. Only the best of the catch is selected to ensure exceptional taste, freshness, and quality. This dolphin-free tuna from the Basque region of Spain is then gently cleaned by hand.

This exceptional white meat tuna has the solid texture, and hearty flavor, of Bonito tuna which is very different from albacore. It is packed in high-quality Spanish olive oil for extra flavor, and is all natural, with no additives or preservatives.

These large loin pieces are ideal for:

  • Tuna sandwiches
  • Stuffing piquillo peppers
  • Pairing with grilled fennel
  • Salads
  • Antipasto
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Putting them on crackers or sliced baguette for an easy, tasty, and healthy appetizer.

Ingredients: Bonito del Norte white meat tuna, olive oil, salt.

220 gram (7.78 ounce) net weight glass jar

Price: $20.95
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Pork Lard (FatWorks)
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Pasture Raised Pure Lard is our most flavorful lard made from back fat and belly fat of 100% pasture raised pigs. Lard is a robust fat that is great for everyday cooking. Use for browning meat, sautéing veggies and baking both sweet and savory treats. Lard has a high smoke point of 375°F so it is also great for frying your favorite potatoes.

You probably know this by now, but it bears repeating: none of our products have added hormones or antibiotics and they are all pasture raised by small family farmers.

  • All Natural
    • Minimally processed
    • No artificial ingredients
  • No preservatives
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy Free
  • 0 Grams Trans-fat
  • Great for cooking up to 375F

Shelf stable at room temperature.

100% Pastured Pigs used

Ingredients: Pasture Raised Pork Fat, Organic Rosemary Extract

14 ounce (396 gram) glass jar

Price: $19.95 Quantity

Lamb Tallow (FatWorks)
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We proudly announce our 100% Grass Fed, Pasture Raised Lamb Tallow. If you don't know about Lamb Tallow keep reading as this is one baa-d tallow. Some people find that lamb, in general, has a flavor that many in the west find a bit bit overpowering. But when it comes to the tallow itself, there is very little "gaminess" and it is in fact a traditional fat with a very subtle, mild (and did we mention delicious) flavor, making it ideal for sauteing your favorite leafy greens, roasting vegetables, and pan frying any and all meat. Lamb Tallow adds a piquant depth to soups and stews and of course, let us never forget the amazing and spudtacular things tallow can do to a potato! In fact, any root vegetable will roast or fry beautifully with Lamb Tallow. It would be easy to go the "meat and potatoes" route, however, if you are up for a little culinary adventure we suggest baking with Lamb Tallow, only because it makes for some of the most delicious, savory pies! And we didn't even mention the whole new world of Middle Eastern cuisine that is just a jar away with Lamb Tallow. (This beloved tallow is even used as a secret ingredient in traditional baklava recipes.)

Tallow is really as versatile as you make it. It is even used to make great lotions and soap.

  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy free
  • Medium to high heat cooking

Shelf stable at room temperature.

Ingredients: 100% Grass Fed Lamb Fat

8.2 ounce (232 gram) glass jar

Price: $19.95 Quantity

Hatch Valley Flame Roasted Green Chile (Diced) (16oz)
Hatch Valley Flame Roasted Green Chile (Diced) (16oz)
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The Hatch Valley is in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. It is located just off Interstate 25 about 40 miles northwest of Las Cruces, NM and approximately 80 miles northwest of El Paso, TX. The valley was formed millions of years ago from the flooding of the Rio Grande River. This flooding delivered rich mineral deposits that give the soil its special ability to produce a unique, flavorful chile. In addition, at an elevation of 4,000 feet, the rare mix of hot summer days, cool nights and ample water create the perfect growing conditions.

The Hatch chile is not actually a distinct variety of chile. It belongs to a group of long, green, mild Anaheim-type chile peppers that are especially prized for their superior quality. This pepper has a short season of only six weeks, and is harvested during late July and August. The fruit appearance is long and curvy and the pods range from 4” all the way to 12”. They are firmer than the Anaheim variety and have a greater range of flavor. They have a wonderful smell in their raw state and are wonderful when roasted.

  • Extra Fresh — our chiles are picked & flame-roasted during harvest, then perfectly sealed to maintain that great flavor.
  • All Natural — we use only natural ingredients to preserve the just-picked flavor.
  • Gluten Free.
  • Zero Trans Fat.
  • Authentic New Mexico — all our chiles come from the Hatch Valley in New Mexico!

Rarely seen outside of New Mexico, we are proud to be New Mexico based and able to ship this wonderful 505 Hatch Green Chile anywhere in the world. Read this wonderful article: Is New Mexico Hoarding All the Good Chile.

Ingredients: Hatch Valley Green Chile Peppers, Garlic Salt (salt, garlic), Lime Juice Concentrate.

16 ounce glass jar

Price: $14.99 Quantity

Green Chile Dip (Desert Gardens)
Green Chile Dip (Desert Gardens)
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This delicious dip will put you in a New Mexico state of mind! Wonderful as a dip or as a seasoning to bring any dish to the next level!

Add contents to 1 1/2 cups of sour cream and 1/2 cup real mayonnaise. Mix and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Makes about 2 cups.

This product does not contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, soy, or wheat.

Manufactured in a facility that processes egg, milk, soy, tree nuts and wheat.

Ingredients: Green Chile Powder, Salt, Garlic, and Onion.

1 ounce package

Price: $4.95 Quantity

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