Spice is an important item in flavouring foods. Different types of spices bring unique natural taste to meals. Spices can change the look of the food to more attractive colour. Some of the spices are very good source of food preservative, especially for industrially processed foods. Spice farming business is profitable. Even it is a lucrative venture for small spice farms.
Apart from food, there are different uses of spices. You will find major usage in the medical industry. pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food preservatives. Spice is a global trade product.
Let us discuss some of these spices which you may want to consider venturing into.
Another popular name of aniseed is anise. This is the fruit or seed from the flowering plant, Pimpinella anisum. Furthermore, aniseeds have a distinctive licorice-like flavour.
- Black Pepper – Piper nigrum
Black pepper farming requires a high humidity. India is a major producer, consumer, and exporter of black pepper. In addition, you can grow black pepper by two ways – either as a mono-crop or as a mixed crop. You can consider growing it here in Africa since there is ready market for it .
- Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Cardamom is the world’s third-most expensive spice, surpassed in price per weight only by vanilla and saffron. In addition, there are two different types of cardamoms are popular. These are true or green cardamom and black cardamom.
Chilli is one of the most important cash crops in the spice segment. Green chili and dried chili both are popular. Chilli is used mainly for culinary purpose.
- Cinnamon – Cinnamomum Verum
Cinnamon is also a precious spice. Revenue wise cinnamon farming is lucrative. However, you must plan for long term. Generally, you can get the crop after two years.
6.Clove – Syzygium aromaticum
Clove is a tropical plant. And it requires warm humid climate. In addition, you can grow the crop on laterite soil, loamy and rich black soil having good irrigation and drainage system.
7.Coriander – Coriandrum sativum
Fresh coriander leaves and seeds, both are very popular in the spice industry. However, depending upon the desired end product, you must choose the right variety.
- Cumin – Cuminum cyminum
A moderate sub-tropical climate is ideal for cumin cultivation. For commercial cultivation, you must select a field where the crop has not been cultivated at least during last three years.
9.Curry Leaf – Murraya Koenigii
The cultivation of curry leaf demands very small capital investment. However, the leaves are very perishable in nature. So you must arrange for immediate selling.
- Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare
Fennel is an aromatic plant. And it is a hardy and perennial herb with yellow flowers. Fennel requires a cool and dry climate. However it can be considered for cultivation in Ghana since it is profitable.
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