Here you will find about Indian spices and its uses, history, and
directory of exporters of cardamom, ginger, cassia, greater galanga,
chilly, kokum, cinnamon, nutmeg: clove, pepper, coffee, tamarind, curry
leaf, tea, cashew, turmeric, vanilla with a picture gallery.
Spices are defined as "a strongly flavored or aromatic substance
of vegetable origin, obtained from tropical plants, commonly
used as a condiment". In ancient times, spices were as precious
as gold; and as significant as medicines, preservatives and
perfumes. India - the land of spices plays a significant role in
the global spices market. No country in the world produces as
many kinds of spices as India with quality spices.
Because of the varying climates in India -
from tropical to sub-tropical,45C to 0 c temperate-almost all
spices are grown in this country. In almost all of the 28 states
and seven union territories of India, at least one spice is
grown in abundance.
A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark or vegetative
substance used in nutritionally insignificant quantities as a
food additive for the purpose of flavoring.
Spices and herbs are good not only for our
taste buds but also for our health. They supply calcium, iron, vitamin B,
vitamin C, carotene and other antioxidants. For instance fresh parsley has
been linked with cancer prevention due to its antioxidant content and
spicy food is much more appealing than a vitamin pill. Besides herbs and
spices don't have any kilojoules or fact, so you can eat them to your