• Copies of Fresh Spice signed by Arun are available at the unit (address at top of page).
  • We won two more golds at the most recent Great Taste Awards - check out our awards page in the About Us section
  • All of our sauces, spices and chutneys are certified Coeliac, Vegan and Halal friendly
  • "The best, freshest spices I've ever used. Fantastic!" - Richard Corrigan – 'Corrigan's Mayfair'
  • Come shop at our unit for your sauces and spices! Address at top of page. We’re open from Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.
  • "I just wanted to thank you for helping me make the best curry my family have ever tasted" - HT – (letter on file)
  • "Green Saffron's spices have such an incredible flavour; they give food a whole new dimension" - Rachel Allen, TV Chef and Food Writer
  • "I cooked up your Rogan Josh – we were all flabbergasted. I mean it! One of the nicest things we've ever tasted." - SG – (letter on file)
  • "Blending spices is an art form that Arun has mastered exceptionally well. The delicate aromas truly show the freshness and quality of the spices." - Asheesh Dewan - Director 'Jaipur', Dublin
  • "...just finished your Balti and it was yummmeeee. I am definitely converted!" - E MCD, Farmers Market Customer
  • "Your green cardamoms and saffron are simply superb..." - Joel Robuchon – Chef 'L'Atelier', Worldwide
  • "Green Saffron's rice has spoilt me for any other. It's the only Basmati I'll use." - Adam Penney - Chef 'Patty & Bun', London
  • "I bought your spices for all my family for Christmas and they love them now as much as I do" - Z.S, Farmers Market Customer
  • "I'm astounded at the freshness of your spices" - Stevie Parle – Chef, 'Dock Kitchen', London
  • "These spices give me a noticeably improved, cleaner flavour than I was ever able to achieve before" - Ross Lewis, Chef, 'Chapter One', Dublin
  • "All of those that ate your food thoroughly enjoyed it (especially the chutney which everyone was raving about). Many thanks for all your help. I would not hesitate to recommend you to friends in the future" - J.Q, Ireland
  • "My Morecambe Bay shrimps would be naked without your blade mace" - Mark Broadbent, Chef, London

About Arun


Arun Kapil is an Anglo-Indian food entrepreneur, spice expert, and founder of Green Saffron – multi-award-winning purveyors of the finest spices, rice, sauces and spice blends you'll ever experience. In addition to running his own food company, this charismatic character is a chef, author, vocal advocate and staunch supporter of his fellow small businesses.

There's much more to Arun than meets the eye. His passion for the science of spice, flavour combination and achieving the best from his raw product is second to none. He may appear unassuming, but he's a ball of energy, endlessly inspired by everything he encounters. His ridiculously infectious enthusiasm makes Arun the ideal spokesman for all kinds of spicy matters. No matter how conservative the customer, he manages to encourage everyone he meets to embark on their very own culinary adventures.

Arun regularly appears on Ireland's TV3, where he has a cookery segment on 'Late Lunch Live', and has both demonstrated and orated at large-scale food events like the annual Abergavenny Food Festival. His skills with spice are in hot demand with top chefs the world over – this man roves the globe to share his knowledge and help develop dishes that completely redefine diners' ideas about spice.

In Arun's culinary world, the possibilities are endless. He believes one is limited only by their own imagination, and aims to inspire and excite home cooks to experiment and explore spices of all sorts. His cookbook (published late 2014) will introduce readers to an entirely new way of thinking about spices, and is tipped as a tome with potential to revolutionise popular perceptions on the topic.

Arun can wax lyrical about spices; but is equally adept at delivering snappy soundbites that carry real weight. As a noted spice authority, he boasts an ever-expanding encyclopaedic knowledge of his subject. He can capture a crowd's imagination within a few seconds, and retain their interest for hours.

A recent BBC television appearance with Paul Hollywood on 'Pies & Puds' allowed Arun to introduce the presenter to some wonderfully esoteric wares, and share some of his surprising ways with spice. His wide-eyed enthusiasm might not quite have got Hollywood sprinkling black pepper over his trifle, but you could clearly see the baker giving it some thought!

Wherever spice is involved, Arun is your man. Whether he's developing new products with retailers and restaurants; experimenting at Green Saffron's own Centre for Spice Innovation; talking to customers at food shows and markets; or lighting up a stage or screen, he manages to sprinkle a little of that magical masala over proceedings. Need to spice something up? You know who to call.