Spice Trade — onion powder

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Market Update: Cardamom, Onion Powder, Nutmeg, Mace

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Green Cardamom prices have gone to an all time high of several decades, rocketing up for the last 10 weeks in a row. We are still not sure what is the main source of this surge in demand, but it could be due to huge price rises in Vanilla over the last 2 years leading to development of new dessert flavours. Other dessert-type of spices including Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Mace have all seen steady price rises for the last 3-4 months. Onion Powder is finally dropping in price, due to warm and wet weather in producing regions (India, China are the biggest).

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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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Market update: Dried Onion

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Dried Onion is a funny commodity. It’s one of the most popular spices, as it’s a staple of just about every cuisine, and produced in huge quantities all across the world. Yet, every time onion crop arrives, prices are all over the place. Onion farmers know their product is in demand, and so are unwilling to be the ones to start negotations. Buyers know when production is ongoing and harvesting has started, so they don’t want to start talks either. The rule is straightforward: he who starts the talks, has the worse side of the bargain. After the first big...

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Recipe: Coleslaw with celery seed yoghurt

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Recipe: Coleslaw with celery seed yoghurt

This yummy salad will pair great with burgers, fried snacks, grilled vegetables, sausages, or even as a snack to munch on alone. If you have the ingredients on hand, it can be put together in just 10 minutes, or less. Coleslaw is best served after chilled in the fridge for an hour, but eating immediately is still ok! Our Coleslaw recipe contains celery seeds and dill for an added light flavour and aroma. Recipe: Coleslaw with Celery Seed Yoghurt Servings: 4 Ingredients– 3/4 cup plain yogurt– 1/4 cup mayonnaise– 2-3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar– 2 tablespoons grated onion (or 1...

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Recipe: Spicy Tomato Onion Chutney

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Recipe: Spicy Tomato Onion Chutney

photo: arsheffield This spicy tomato chutney is a great accompaniment to many South Indian favourites, such as Idli and Dosa. It’s also a great dip for crackers, samosas and breads, as well as a lovely fresh spread for use in sandwiches. It’s simple, quick, and only relies on very commonly used ingredients in Asian cooking! This chutney can also be refrigerated for several days and still taste great. Ingredients – 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil– 1 tsp black mustard seeds (5g)– 3-6 dried Kashmiri chillies based on taste– 1/8-1/4 tsp asafoetida powder– 10g of dried garlic flakes, or 6-8 garlic cloves.– 15g of onion powder, or 1...

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