World Spices
Information about spices from around the globe, including: Asian Spices, Caribbean Spices, Spice Island Spices and many others

World Spices

The Spice Route was the most important trading route in the world for hundreds of years. Despite long and dangerous journeys, spice traders sailed to the Spice Islands of Southeast Asia to acquire unique and exotic spices.

Today, wonderful spices come from all over the world. We have just named a few regions here; however, we will be spotlighting different countries each month and welcome your recipe ideas and comments.

  • Asian Spices: Asian Spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric and ginger are well known and enjoyed worldwide.
  • Caribbean Spices: The most common spices in the Caribbean are jerk seasoning blends using a variety of spices. The island of Grenada is known for growing and exporting a number of spices, including nutmeg.
  • Indian Spices: Since India has different climates in various parts of the country, they produce a variety of spices. Spices are typically heated in a pan before being added to a meal.
  • Italian Spices: While oregano is most often thought of for Italian cuisine, many other spices are often used such as Garlic, Bay leaves, Basil, Fennel, Mint, Chili pepper, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.
  • Moroccan Spices: Many spices are used in Moroccan food. Common spices include cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, ginger, pepper , paprika, anise seed, sesame seeds, coriander, parsley, saffron and mint.
  • Spice Island Spices: With a very luxuriant landscape including rain forests,the Maluku Islands (also known as the Spice Islands) in Indonesia produce many well known and well loved spices such as nutmeg, cloves and mace.

Monthly Spotlight - International Recipes

The Spice Simply website will spotlight a different area of the world each month for special recipes.

This month's focus is on Asian recipes.

You are invited to share your favorite recipes here.

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