India has established a name in supplying quality organic spices to Europe and USA. The pioneering work has been done by the Spices Board of India. A number of organic spices such as black pepper, white pepper, ginger, turmeric, clove, nutmeg and mace have been exported to USA, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland since 1998. Our Society has over 1200 farmers growing various horticultural crops especially black pepper and other spices in South India. The Society also produces various other spices like vanilla, chilli, coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, etc., through organic cultivation methods. A centre for research and training of vermicompost production and multiplication and distribution of bio-agents like Trichoderma has been set up for supporting farmers in organic cultivation by the Society.
Some of the quality tests done on these organic products are :-
â¢ Organic: which has to be proved by inspection report and certificate issued by authorized inspection and certification agency following approved standards.
â¢ Microbiologically clean: based on results from recognized laboratory.
â¢ Absolutely residue free: authenticated with analytical data on residues from approved laboratory.
In addition to the above, the product should meet fully the product specifications and all parameters relating to sanitary and phyto-sanitary conditions. In other words, organic spices should not only be superior quality-wise in respect of inherent bio-chemical constituents