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Spice Market

Spice Market

The spice market of Kerala is internationally renowned. The fertile land of the state produces finest and aromatic spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, chillies and ginger. High on quality, the spices of Cochin city are famous for their long shelf life and purity. Many countries from across the world import spices from Cochin, which makes the city an important commercial city of Kerala. When it comes to the global spice market, Cochin is a feather in the cap of the state. Take back home some spices and add more taste to your culinary delights.

The production and export of a variety of spices in Kerala started around 600 years ago. The merchants of Cochin used to strike lucrative deals with the Arabs, Jews, Dutch, Portuguese and Chinese in the past. Even today the city exports its spices across the world. Browse the markets of the city, which are lined with numerous stalls and shops well stocked with a variety of spices. Here the spices are sold both wholesale and in small quantities.

South Indian spices are not only used to add flavor to its dishes. Interestingly, they are also used as ingredients in medicines and perfumes. Almost all the spices have some or the other healing property and hence are used for curing various diseases.

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