World spice congress, bringing sustainability to the spice sector

Updated Jul 28, 2023
Introduction India is known as a 'Spices bowl of the World' due to cultivation of quality spices since ancient times. The country produces 75 out of the 109 varieties of spices listed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Apart from being largest producer and consumer, India also maintains a strong position in the processing and trading of spices. In 2021-22, the country exported spices worth US$ 4,102.29 million to over 180 global destinations. Spices such as chilly, turmeric, cumin, coriander, fennel and value-added products like spice oils and oleoresins, curry powder etc. accounted for the major portion of this export. Considered as a starting and ending point of the traditional 'Spice Route', India and Netherlands have a rich legacy of spice trade since 17th century. As per the data from the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics (DGCIS) shared by the Spices Board, India exported about 14,620.76 MT of spices and allied items to ...
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