Is a cooling spice with a flavor that combines lemon and sage, and with a sweet-note as undertone. The Greek and the Romans thought it to be an aphrodisiac and was discovered to be an excellent seasoning for food, by the 13th century B.C.
Has a mild, earthy and woody flavor. It stimulates protein digestion, and is an excellent blood purifier. It has been used as a coloring agent in food, since as early as 600 B.C. Today, India is the world’s leading producer of turmeric and accounts for 70% of the world’s turmeric. Producing such a major percentage of turmeric, India and the trends in the Indian turmeric market evidently have a global impact on the global turmeric and spices market. While there are 21 different types of turmeric grown within India, the most well known ones are Salem, Rajapuri, Erode, Nizamabad, Dugglirala and Alleppey. No wonder, the spice is commonly known as Indian Saffron!
Is the hot red and most commonly used spice. Chilli powder is the dried, pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, sometimes with the addition of other spices. Indian chilies are known for their zest, hotness, pungency and overall spicy taste. India is the leading producer of chili accounting for 67% of the world’s chilies. Other countries include China at 20%, Mexico at 4%, Pakistan at 2% and Bangladesh and Peru at 1% each. India grows 38 different types of chili and about 75-80% of Indian chili is grown in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Warangal in Andhra Pradesh is one of the largest chilli growing and manufacturing centers in India. Himadri’s plant in Warangal not only allows us to obtain our raw materials directly from the farmers but also enables us to manufacture our spices at the same base, thus offering price and quality advantages over competitors!