Spice Trade — cinnamon

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

Cardamom Basmati Rice

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Cardamom Basmati Rice

Basmati rice doesn’t have to all be simple and bland. You can flavour it up using a few tricks (and spices)! Here’s an easy way of how to add flavour to food using healthy, top quality spices. photo: Stacy Spensley Recipe: Cardamom Basmati Rice Serves: 2 Ingredients – 1 cup Basmati rice– 5 jumbo Black Cardamom pods– 1 stick of ceylon cinnamon– 2 whole long peppers– 1 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter)– 1 and 1/2 cups of water– Sea salt to taste Recipe 1. Rinse basmati rice by putting in a sieve and running it through cold water while mixing...

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Covid market update: Ceylon Cinnamon, Paprika, Garlic, Sesame

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COVID-19 effects have started to wane - with the world starting to get vaccinated, and most governments easing up lockdown restrictions, work has started to resume in our industry.   Ceylon Cinnamon pricing is down severely - like most luxury items, demand is short, and sellers are keen to offload goods. At the same time, more unscrupulous sellers have started trying to ship inferior quality ceylon cinnamon (near tasteless sticks) after extracting out flavours. It is a new challenge in a marketplace that once used to have very high ethical standards.    Paprika, Garlic, Sesame and other chinese products prices are on the rise. With chinese...

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Market Update: Pistachio, Walnut, Cassia, Star Anise

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COVID-19 is still affecting the supplies of all Indian Spices - India was in a 90 day lockdown, which has only recently been lifted for most of the country. Parts of the country still have heavily restricted movement, and a huge backlog of operations is causing a slowdown while the country plays catchup. Indian spices are essential in most of the world's cooking (think cumin, coriander, black pepper, fennel)... these spices have widespread use from european to south american and also chinese cooking. Pistachio and Walnut prices are finally starting to drop and our catalogues have been updated. We expect some more drops to come in...

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Market Update: Hazelnut, Cinnamon

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COVID-19 has really started to affect all Indian Spices - India has been in a lockdown since March, which has just finally been lifted a few days ago. All supply is disrupted, roads, ports, airlines and couriers all have huge backlogs for months. Our stock levels will just survive, but new purchase prices will be at decade highs for several essential items. Hazelnut prices are on the move up, as Turkey being the world's largest producer, also faces supply shortages. This price rise is temporary and we believe it will relax down soon in the coming months. Sri Lankan Cinnamon prices are starting to fall finally,...

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Market Update: Pistachio, Cinnamon, Kampot Pepper

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Cinnamon (Cassia) prices have climbed tremendously in the last 2 months. Farmers claim very heavy rains leading to a lot of barks getting moulded. Due to low prices in recent few years, crop were also reduced. Pistachio prices have risen dramatically in the last 2 weeks. This appears to be general supply / demand issue and we expect it to be corrected back to normal in the coming few months. Kampot Peppercorn prices are gradually dropping. As the pepper gets more famous, more farmers have started getting licenses to grow this in the special Kampot region of Cambodia, and prices are slowly starting...

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