The sea-fringed state of Kerala is also the land of spices. Since long past, Kerala has carved a niche of its own in the global spice market for its rich flavored spices. Spices are used in medicines, preservatives, perfumes and above all in everyday cooking. They also serve as exquisite shopping products that enjoy international value.
Spices constitute a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food. In ancient times, traders from all over the world sailed hundreds of miles to import spices from India and especially Kerala. Even today, spices produced in the state hold much popularity throughout the world because of their variety and quality. Moreover, they also have medicinal value and find their use in the preparation of certain indigenous medicines.
Kerala is a favoured land of spices. The climate of the state is suitable for growing a variety of spices. Spices constitute an important group of the state’s agricultural commodities that bring in a lot of revenue. Spices in Kerala form an important commercial crop in terms of both domestic consumption and export. And thanks to spice tourism, the spice industry is doing very well in Kerala.