Best Spices in Kerala
Kerala being known as “God’s own country” also holds much popularity in the international market for their spices having rich flavour and aroma. From ancient times itself traders from across the globe sailed hundreds of miles to purchase the best spices from Kerala, which were even then renowned for their matchless quality. Kerala famous for its spices prides itself in being the hub of the spice trade in India and maintained this distinction for thousands of years now.
The climate of Kerala is ideal for the cultivation of wide range of rich spices. Being bestowed with Kerala as its rich spice bowl, no country in the world produces as many varieties of spices as India. Best of spices available in the world are mainly dominated by the spices grown in Kerala. The warm, humid climate of central Kerala, the hazy hill stations with their loamy soil rich in organic matter and reasonable amount of rainfall contribute to the production of spices in Kerala.
Spices are used in the production of certain indigenous medicines, preservatives, perfumes and most importantly in everyday cooking. Spices don’t simply add more pungent flavor and fragrance to our daily nourishment – they also help digestion, protect from bacteria and prevent many diseases. Spices are also exquisite merchandise that enjoys great value internationally.
Trade of spices play a significant role in Kerala’s economy due to its large consumption in both domestic as well as global markets and bring in a lot of revenue to the state. It is in fact a matter of pride for Kerala that a tremendous share of the world’s total spice trade is still being contributed by this small state. Some of the most favoured spices of Kerala include Pepper, Cardamom, Vanilla, Clove, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Turmeric, etc.
Spices from Kerala are high quality and original. Because of its originality it have good smell and looks very attractive. Kerala is land of spices, because of that Spices of Kerala have high demand.