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Spice Trade — garlic

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

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: Cardamom, Cashew Nut, Garlic

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Green Cardamom prices have SKYROCKETED in the last 1-1.5 months. Prices have more than doubled since May. The latest crop was a disaster, and there is a big shortage in availability. Cardamom crop comes twice a year, and the next expected crop arrivals aren't until October. We expect prices to keep going up until then. Since Cardamom flavour is so unique, it's also difficult to substitute. But a rudimentary copy can be made with blending Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice together. This has led to heavy demand for these 3 spices as well. Cashew Nut prices seem to have calmed down further. Crop was...

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Recipe: Homemade Ketchup

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This is a recipe for homemade ketchup using fully ripened tomatoes. I hope you will like them Tips: (1) Please have your sterilized clean glass jar ready before making this. (2) If you don’t mind bumpy texture, you can omit the use of blender. (3) Each tomato differs in its acidity and sweetness. Please adjust the amount of vinegar and sugar to your taste. (4) You can also add chopped carrots or celery into the tomato mixture.                             Recipe: Homemade Ketchup Yield: About 1 cup Ingredients 1kg fully ripened tomatoes...

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Recipe: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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Recipe: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Nobody can resist the perfect creamy mashed potatoes. Usually some bits always come out lumpy, or they’re just bland, but with this method you can make the perfect mashed potatoes every time. These mashed potatoes are so good that they don’t even need to be an accompaniment to a main, you can eat them by themselves as a snack in the middle of the day. Recipe: Mashed Potatoes Servings: 4 Ingredients – 600g Yukon gold potatoes (Or Russet potatoes)– 1/2 teaspoon salt– 2 bay leaves– 1/2 60ml heavy cream, warmed (microwave is ok)– 30g butter, warmed (microwave is ok)– 1 teaspoon garlic...

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Garlic pricing shooting up

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Garlic is one of the fundamental spices (strictly speaking a dehydrated vegetable) in the trade. As such, it is trading on many commodity indexes and usually fluctuates in price far more than exotics. This season we’ve seen an unprecedented rise in the price of garlic never seen in the past. European standard quality garlic granules have shot up in price over 50% since December 2015, and standard quality garlic flakes higher almost 60%! Prices had already risen 30-40% since the season prior to that… making the net increase almost 100% in total. The reason? a huge shortage in garlic supply. We’ve noticed...

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