A spice is a seed, fruit, root, bark, or other plant substance primarily used for flavoring or coloring food. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are the leaves, flowers, or stems of plants used for flavoring or as a garnish. Spices are sometimes used in medicine, religious rituals, cosmetics or perfume production.
The spice trade developed throughout the Indian subcontinent by at earliest 2000 BCE with cinnamon and black pepper, and in East Asia with herbs and pepper. The Egyptians used herbs for mummification and their demand for exotic spices and herbs helped stimulate world trade. The word spice comes from the Old French word espice, which became epice, and which came from the Latin root spec, the noun referring to “appearance, sort, kind”: species has the same root.
Consumption of spices in an Indian household is massive; hence the market is growing with the 40000 crores annually. When one can see so much potential in spice business which ensures good returns with low investment, then any individual can start a business even home-based spice making business is turn out profitable .We have Cooking Spices and Masala Sales and Marketing Agency in Mumbai Pune.
Products that claim to have natural ingredients, such as spices, help manufacturers attract more consumers. The “health and wellness” trend drives the overall natural ingredients market. Increasing lifestyle-based disorders such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity, osteoporosis, and diabetes have prompted consumers to resort to natural alternatives. Moreover, the media’s describing the ill effects of consuming synthetic ingredients has further cautioned consumers. There is a perception among consumers that natural ingredients have a positive impact on general health, while synthetic ingredients have certain detrimental effects. As a result, food manufacturers have promptly responded by completely replacing or partially replacing synthetic ingredients with natural counterparts.