Tropical Spices

Add adventurous flavor and stunning color to your applications with our wide array of tropical spices. With boots on the ground in all key producing origins, we can provide supply security to reduce risk and increase reliability.

Ingredient Offering

Our sophisticated processing facilities in India and Vietnam offer the highest finished product quality, safety and security with comprehensive customization capabilities. 

Whole

Whole tropical spices, such as cumin and coriander, offer texture and often, a more  concentrated flavor profile, compared to other varieties that are milled or ground.

Tea Cut/ Kibble

Our tea cut/ kibbled spices, including ginger, turmeric and cinnamon, are milled into small pieces that make it perfect for tea bags or loose-leaf teas. 

Ground

Grinding ensures the volatile essential oil is retained in a product. A low particle size distribution results in retention of the taste, aroma and color.

Curry Blends

Our curry blends are a vibrant mix of ginger, garlic, cumin, turmeric and a touch of chili. It adds the perfect flavor to lentil and bean dishes. It’s also great with chicken or fish.

Turmeric

Turmeric has been heavily embraced by the wellness community, where it is used as an ingredient in beverages and protein bars. It offers an earthy flavor that works well in spice mixtures of Indian or Malaysian origin. Our turmeric is cultivated by our growers, in partnership with our crop supervisors and processed at our factory in Kochi, India by our team of manufacturing experts.

Cumin

Often used in Indian, Middle Eastern and Mexican cuisines, cumin provides a savory, pungent flavor that is essential to curries and tacos. Our cumin seeds come from the flowers of plants that belong to the parsley family, that are grown in India. Our manufacturing experts clean, dry, grind and pack the spice at our processing facility in Kochi, India. 

Coriander

Grown and processed in India, this subtle, earthy seed spice works well in Indian, Latin American and Middle Eastern cuisines. Dried coriander has a mild, versatile flavor, making it the perfect ingredient in rubs for chicken and lamb or in spicy chilis, savory soups and hearty stews. It can also offer a spicy, woody kick in stir-fry or salad dressings. 

Fennel

Fennel adds a fresh, strong licorice flavor with a sweetness that complements a number of applications including baked goods and savory dishes. Grown and processed in India, this spice works well in Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Scandinavian cuisines.

Cinnamon

Also called “cassia,” this spice is the backbone of sweet baked goods and an essential accent to savory dishes and beverages. We secure our cinnamon from the inner bark of trees grown in Vietnam and Indonesia, then process the bark at our facility in Vietnam.

Ginger

Ginger offers a bright citrus flavor with a gentle heat, making it a great addition to desserts, baked goods and beverage preparations, such as health drinks, as well as a variety of ethnic cuisines. We source our ginger from Nigeria and then we process the root into a powder at our manufacturing facility in Vietnam, where it is packed and shipped to our customers worldwide.

Nutmeg

Grown in Indonesia on an evergreen tree and processed in Vietnam, our nutmeg rounds out the flavor of desserts and savory dishes. With warm and bitter flavor notes, this spice works well in Dutch, Italian and Caribbean cuisines.

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