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The word spice comes from the Old French word espice, which became epice, and which came from the Latin root spec, the noun referring to appearance, sort & kind, species has the same root. The spice trade developed throughout the Indian subcontinent by at earliest 2000 BCE.

Indian spices include a variety of spices grown across the Indian subcontinent (a sub-region of South Asia). With different climates from tropical to sub-tropical in different parts of the country, India produces a variety of spices, many of which are native to the subcontinent. Others were imported from similar climates and have since been cultivated locally for centuries. Pepper, turmeric, cardamom, and cumin are some example of Indian spices. Almost all the states and union territories of India grow one or the other spices. Under the act of Parliament, a total of 52 spices are brought under the purview of Spices Board. However 109 spices are notified in the ISO list.

India is the major producer, consumer and exporter of spices in the world. India grows over 60 different varieties of spices because of varied agro-climatic conditions and soil types. India produces about 60 Lakh MT of spices, of which, about 6.9 Lakh MT (11%) is exported to more than 150 countries. With the rise in consideration of immunity-boosting food habits, the masses have understood the fact that several Indian spices are immunity boosters and can be used in our daily diet to meet the need of the hour considering the current pandemic. From turmeric, black pepper to the cumin seeds, etc., the spices play an integral part of almost every Indian recipe across various cooking styles.

Spices are primarily used as food flavoring. They are also used in perfume, cosmetics and incense. At various periods, many spices have been believed to have medicinal value. Since they are expensive, rare, and exotic commodities, their consumption has often been a symbol of wealth and social class.

The quality standards of spices are BIS, FSSAI, AGMARK, ASTA, ESA, EU depending up on the spice and quality standards of respective importing countries. We make sure you purchase high quality spices, you’re promised…
  • Consistent taste, color, and texture.
  • Purity and cleanliness that exceeds U.S. standards.
  • Product freshness and longevity
  • Bold flavor that offers more for less

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