Spices

Why India for Spices?

  • India is known for its spices globally because of rich aroma, taste and texture
  • India is the world's largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices
  • India produces around 75 of the 109 varieties of spices listed by ISO
  • Organic farming for spices is gaining great prominence in the country due to the increasing demand for safe and non-contaminated spices
  • The key spices produced in the country include garlic, chili, pepper, coriander, cardamom, cumin, fennel, turmeric and ginger

Major States

(Production in 000'MT)

State-Wise Production

Exports

  • During 2016-17, a total of 9,47,790 MT of spices and spice products valued Rs.17664.61 crore (US$2633.30 Million) has been exported from the country as against 8,43,255 tons valued Rs.16238.23 crore (US$ 2482.83 Million) in 2015-16 registering an increase of 12% in volume
  • The key exports include chili, turmeric, pepper, mint products and spice oils/oleoresins
  • The key export destinations include USA, China, Vietnam, UAE and Indonesia

Opportunities

  • High value processed products from spices including oils, oleoresins, extracts etc
  • Huge market opportunity for safe, pesticide free, tested, high quality spices
  • New blends and mixtures for niche food items is gaining prominence. Instead to generic masala mixes, today we have specific food based masala mixes to give it an authentic taste.
  • Innovative packaging for enhanced shelf life and user friendliness

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