In the culinary arts, the word spice refers to any dried part of a plant, other than the leaves, used for seasoning and flavoring a recipe, but not used as the main ingredient. Why not the leaves? Because the green leafy parts of plants used in this way are considered herbs. Every other part of the plant, including dried bark, roots, berries, seeds, twigs, or anything else that isn’t the green leafy part, is considered a spice. Today, India produces about 75% of the world’s spices. There is an Indian Institute of Spices Research devoted to the study of spices.
History of spices
As long ago as 3500 BC the ancient Egyptians were using various spices for flavoring food, in cosmetics, and for embalming their dead. The use of spices spread through the Middle East to the eastern Mediterranean and Europe. Spices from China, Indonesia, India, and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) were originally transported overland by donkey or camel caravans. For almost 5000 years, Arab middlemen controlled the spice trade, until European explorers discovered a sea route to India and other spice producing countries in the East.
The global seasonings and spices market size is expected to reach USD 20.46 billion by 2025 , according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., expanding at a CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period. Changing taste preferences of consumers, along with rising disposable income, and presence of a large number of international as well as local players across the industry value chain are among the key trends escalating market growth.
Market scenario india
India is land of spices and produces almost all the spices used in the world. It is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of spice and its’ products. From the ancient time itself, India was centre of Attraction for Rome and China. Further Portuguese, Arabs, Chinese and several other country established trade with India mainly for spices. From ancient time to till now, the charm of Indian spices is still maintained. At present Indian spice industry is as large as it acquires 40-50 percent of the global export volume and 25 per cent in terms of value. The quantity of spices India exports has gone over 4 lakhs tons annually.
Uses of spices
The Common spices that we use in our kitchen are actually not common when health benefits associated with these are taken into account. Every spice has a very unique taste and completes the dish as only salt cannot do the magic to satisfy our taste buds. Even scientists are now curious to explore the Indian kitchen to find out more health benefits linked with each spice. Consume these in moderation to reap the maximum health benefits, as excess of everything is bad.
Proposed Packaging from Knack
The spice industry is one of the largest industries all across the globe. At Knack Packaging, we understand and honour the delicacy of spices and try to offer the best feasible packaging solutions for all our clients involved in spice manufacturing and marketing business. Being a trusted partner of the spice industry, we provide diverse packaging solutions. We produce a wide range of bags for all types of Spices. It includes the BOPP laminated PP woven bags in the 5kg to 50kg categories & two variants of handle bags; Top opened bottom stitched and the Top open bottom gusseted bag in the 5kg to 10kg pack sizes. We can offer standard Circular Woven construction, Back seam construction and the trending Pinch bottom bags. Our customised packaging option also helps our customers to create their product design as per their requirements.
- We provide the facility of liners in the packaging as per the need to make it leak-proof and ensure the extra safety of the product.
- Our packaging offers excellent quality protection for the handling of the packages and sending them to the clients.
- Attractive packaging always leads you to brand identity, and we weave that magic for you, which compels the customers to buy your product.