Spice Trade — black pepper

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

Cloves and Black pepper on the move

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Black Pepper Vietnamese Pepper, normally bought for it’s cheaper cost compared to Indian Black Pepper, has been falling gradually in price. Prices have dropped nearly 20% in the last few months. Brazilian Black Pepper, a fairly new cultivator in the market, has shown new promise. Supply has been up and prices are very competitive this season. We will try it out and report back! However, at the moment, quality is not so great – many goods are unclean, similar to black pepper crop in Madagascar that we frequently hear complaints about. Indian crop has been good this season too, in...

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Price updates: Indian Spices

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The peak arrival seasons for most spices are over. Now that farmers and factories alike have also begun to book in purchase orders, many prices have stabilised and begun dropping as farmers clear stock. We expect most prices to remain at these levels for now, but expect seed prices to increase gradually. Our market rate below for spices: Kashmiri ChilliFestival season in India is approaching later this month, we expect prices to rise.50G (1.8 OZ) PRICE: USD 6100G (3.5 OZ) PRICE: USD 8200G (7.1 OZ) PRICE: USD 10  Black PeppercornsAs competing Pepper growing in Vietnam has still just been released...

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Nutrition and Buying Tips: Black Pepper

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Regency Grade Black Pepper All values below are per 1 tsp (2.9g) of whole black peppercorns. Please note Black Pepper varies dramatically in quality, as it’s sold in industry by density, which can vary by 100%. The values below are for the average pepper (400-450g/l), Regency Black Peppers have a density of 580-620g/l or greater, the highest grade possible, and will therefore have higher values for most of the below; except for water, which will be less! Proximates*Water* 0.36gEnergy* 7kcalProtein* 0.3gTotal lipid (fat)* 0.09gCarbohydrate, by difference* 1.85gFiber, total dietary* 0.7gSugars, total* 0.02g MineralsCalcium, Ca 13mgIron, Fe 0.28mgMagnesium, Mg 5mgPhosphorus, P 5mgPotassium,...

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Pepper prices on the rise

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Peppercorn prices have been rising due to tight supply, and heavy market speculation. In India, prices for Black Peppercorns have risen slightly as the season comes to an end, and major buying has been completed. In Malaysia, prices have risen around 10% in anticipation of the upcoming new crop in late June. White Pepper coming from Indonesia and Malaysia has also been on a similar price rise. Qualities commonly sold to the Euro region, and other parts of the west have seen price increases of 5-10% in the last few weeks, also for these reasons. We foresee a slight shortage...

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Pepper: The spice that doesn’t like staying stable

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Most of us know Pepper as the omnipresent seasoning ingredient, commonly found as a black or off-white powder and sits in everybody’s kitchen shelves. It’s the dried fruit of a flower, and nowadays is cultivated extensively throughout India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Brazil. So what is it about the spice that’s so hard to contain? Well, the price.  Pepper is a stimulant that has been highly valued since the beginning of trade itself. In fact, the search for Pepper spurred the founding of new trade routes in the 15th century, where Pepper was traded ounce for ounce with precious...

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