for many centuries Asia has been the most important spice continent for Europe. But there is a rizing competition from Africa and South and Central America from countries such as Madagascar, Cameroon and Guatemala.
The first trade in spices from the Far East has long been accompanied by strict confidentiality. Violence was not avoided. Like Jan Pieterszoon Coen, admiral of the VOC in 1821, who massacred the people of Banda to secure the secret of the nutmeg.
The Europeans still have an important role in the spice trade from Asia, but have also changed the landscape. Also in recent history. After the fall of the Khmer Rouge, French specialists have revived the pepper cultivation previously introduced by them in Kampot, Cambodia. European idealists are active in setting up communities and corporations in several region to stimulate small-scale cultivation and picking of spices viable and/or sustainable.
These aromatic, sharp berries are andaliman. They come from the Indonesian isle Sumatra, one of the very few places in the world where the Zanthoxylum acanthopodium - a spiky shrub or tree - is found. It grows exclusively in the wild.Andali..
This wild Assam pepper is a very 'long' pepper, the Piper mullesua, from the northeast of India. It grows in the rain forest of Assam, and is hand-picked and processed.Feautures 100% pepper berries from the Piper mullesuafrom the wild,..
The Banasura pepper TGSEB is the absolute top pepper from the Malabar coastal strip. It is cultivated in the Wayanad valley. Banasura pepper is a mild, ht pepper, thanks to the exceptional size of the berry.PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN (IN..
Black Kampot pepper is tasty and sharp. Its palatable taste makes this black Kampot the ideal pepper for rubs, marinades and in pepper spice mixes.The Kampot pepper, in Khmer Mrech Kampot, is named after Kampot, a city and region in souther..
Sarawak pepper is sometimes called the Queen of the peppers. The Kuching cultivar, named after the capital of Sarawak, has long been the main pepper variety, but like many agricultural products, the Sarawak pepper is also 'under development..
A clove is the unopened floral bud ofthe clove tree. Our 'jungle' cloves come from India, where they are grown in a natural reserve in the Western Ghats. The crop is organic and the harvest method is "spot-less", giving a fresh red-brown bu..
The Indonesian cubeb is called the 'real cubeb', and comes from the island of Java. It is also called tailed pepper, because of the 'tail' attached to the pepper. Cubeb pepper is spicy, with a slightly bitter undertone, and is not as sharp ..
This mountain pepper, called triphal in India and ma khaen in Laos, comes from the mountainous northwest of Vietnam, where it is named after the drowned city of Lai Châu. The pepper grows exclusively in the wild.Mountain pepper is a Szechua..
The Indonesian lampong pepper is a fine-leaved type of pepper, which originates from Sumatra, and is named after the Lampung regionLampong pepper is a fine-leaf standard pepper with fairly small berries. Although originally from India, he i..
Malabar pepper is a blend of black pepper that is grown in the Malabar coastal strip of India. Malabar has a rich history, which is the model for all widely used peppers. The blend guarantees a constant taste.The Indian states of Kerala and..
Raye timur grows wild in large parts of the Himalayas and in the Indian Eastern Ghats. It is the tiny berry of the Zanthoxylum armatum, a Szechuan pepper. The dark brown berry is sharp and has an unmissable citrus aroma.In Nepal and India t..
This pepper from the Kampot-region in Cambodia is regarded to be one of the most excellent in its sort. The ripe red berries are selected by hand before the drying process even starts. The taste is spicy, with clearly recognizable tones of ..
This almost sweet-tasting long pepper is an excellent pepper for use in savory pastries and spicy bread. He comes from the Binh Duong region, which is known for its fruit cultivation, including the cultivation of dragon fruit.Long pepper wa..
This red long pepper is a sharp, ripe pepper with a complex taste. It is grown in the Cambodian region of Kampot, famous for its black pepper. This long pepper is excellent for Southeast Asian cuisine and delicious in sweet dishes and with ..
This exceptionally aromatic pepper from Ishigaki Jima (Yaeyama) deserves a place of honor in the kitchen, as do Japanese chefs, who use the pepper in exquisite fish dishes. A complex pepper with a lot of body.This plant is a long pepper of ..