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Indonesia spices up global community at World Expo 2020 Dubai

Updated Nov 11, 2021
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia is home to some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world, with 11 percent of the plant species worldwide found in tropical forests across its regions.
There are five types of spices that are being prioritized, which are turmeric, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, and vanilla. There are about 30 thousand species of plants, most of which are spices. Spices are the part of a plant that is flavorful or has a strong taste. They are used in food to add a dash of flavoring. Spices are also commonly used for similar purposes, such as processing medicinal plants and for adding flavor to vegetables and dried fruit. There are many types of spices growing in other parts of the world, but Indonesia is blessed with a plethora of them. Spices were also one of the reasons behind Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama sailing to Maluku. A Dutch explorer, inspired by Da Gama's journey, finally visited the land of Ambon for the same reason. However, according to historical records, spices were not just commodities but were also an important factor in the history of global civilization. Spices hold significance for people, as they play an important role in ...
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