History and Origin of Spices in India: Masala Manufactures and spices Manufactures
Indian spices are closely connected to the taste, preservation, medicine and prerequisite since early civilization. Since 8th century BC, we are into Trading of spices with China, Egypt, and Arabia. Perfumes and textiles are also main component of external trade of India with Greek & Romans since 7000 years.
• Spices played a vital role in shaping the trading system of the world history.
• We have found the use of Cloves or mentioning its name at the era of Ramayana. Flock Of camels moved from Calicut, Goa and the Orient regularly to transport the spices to the very distant places such as Carthage, Alexandria and Rome. Now a day’s these spices are available facilely, but there was a times when people risked their life to reach India for gaining access to Indian Spices. Because of our wide range and variety of spices we invited traders and invaders from centuries to centuries. India has emerged itself as a best masala manufactures and spices manufactures in the whole world with passing of time.
Spice Plantation & Cultivation in India:
India has 75 varieties of spices listed by ISO and is one of the largest producers of species in the world. According to the SBI (Spices board of India), major spice plantation and cultivation regions in India are as below:
Pepper Plantation: Mostly in the southern part of India like Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Cardamom (Small) Plantations: Same as Pepper Plantation, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Cardamom (Large) Plantations: cardamom plantations are also done in the some parts of Sikkim and west Bengal.
Coriander Plantations: Some parts of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal.
Turmeric Plantation: Parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa, Kerala, Mumbai, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.
Chili Plantations: Parts of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, west Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Uttaranchal.
Cumin Plantation: Some Parts Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
Fennel Plantation: Parts Of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Clove Plantation: Some Parts Of Kerala, Tamil Nadu And Karnataka.
Pomegranate Seed Plantations: Parts Of Maharashtra And Tamil Nadu.
Spice Manufactures and Exporters in India:
India’s Spice Manufacturers Produce, 75 percentages of 109 spice varieties present or listed by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). One Of the biggest buyers of spices from India are the US, then followed by China, Vietnam, UAE,Malaysia,Germany, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
Over the decade, we have matured or evolved as a Technology Based and Consumer centric market for Indian Spices. India’s Spices Manufacturers exported almost 8,93,920 tones of spices and their products in the last 6 to 7 years., which includes whole spices, spices mixes, curry powder/mixtures, essential oils and value added spices.
During 2017 -18, India exported around 1,028,060 tons of spices and their products to different countries costing Rs17, 929,55Crore (US $2,781.46 million). Per Year exports grew by 8% in value and 6% in US Dollar value. As mentioned above the main importers of Spices by India.