Spice Trade — market news

... and a few other articles on cooking with spices!

Cloves prices

cloves market news

Madagascar origin new crop Cloves after falling down about 50% below their recent peak, have again started creeping up due to shortage and renewed demand.  

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Caraway Seeds

caraway seeds market news

Frenetic demand recorded in Caraway seeds market in last two weeks from Far East, South Asia and Middle East.  

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Cloves

cloves market news

Crop in Madagascar is much smaller this season. Prices for Cloves have started looming upwards. Wild exchange fluctuations are also resulting in market chaos.  

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Cumin

cumin market news

Cumin found in China has a much bigger crop this season (still inferior to Indian Cumin in terms of taste). However price has strong due to international demand for the spice.   

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Vietnamese Cassia and Star Anise

cassia market news star anise

EU Alert – Whole Star Anise and Cassia from Vietnam may be coloured in Vietnam using a non-food approved Dye – Solvent Orange 3. This has led to brighter colour appearances, but unsafe product for health reasons. We also find the taste to be artificial.   

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