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. For example, vanilla is commonly used as an ingredient in fragrance manufacturing. List Of Spices Manufacturers In Kenya. The list focuses on leading manufacturers of different types of spices used in food flavouring.
A spice may be available in several forms: fresh, whole-dried, or pre-ground dried. Generally, spices are dried. Spices may be ground into a powder for convenience. A whole dried spice has the longest shelf life, so it can be purchased and stored in larger amounts, making it cheaper on a per-serving basis. A fresh spice, such as ginger, is usually more flavorful than its dried form, but fresh spices are more expensive and have a much shorter shelf life. Some spices are not always available either fresh or whole, for example, turmeric, and often must be purchased in ground form. Small seeds, such as fennel and mustard seeds, are often used both whole and in powder form.
Although health benefits are often claimed for spices, there is currently not enough research conducted to prove these benefits.
India contributes to 75% of global spice production. This is reflected culturally through their cuisine; historically, the spice trade developed throughout the Indian subcontinent, as well as in East Asia and the Middle East. Europe’s demand for spices was among the economic and cultural factors that encouraged exploration in the early modern period.
Here is a list of spices manufacturers in Kenya
Tropical Heat Group
Location: Redhill, Limuru.
Phone: 0717 206 010, 0722 206 010.
Jumbo Spices Limited
Jumbo Spices is a leading manufacturer of spices, black pepper, curry powder, pilau masala, tea masala, seasonings, chillies, paprika, herbs and food colours.
Location: Enterprise Road, Industrial Area, Nairobi.
Phone: 0715 558 343, 0715 558 993.
Zanzibar Spices (k) LTD
Address: Lunga Lunga Rd, Nairobi
Phone: 0721 958021
khalif spices limited
Address: Jogoo Road off,Factory street
Phone: 0777 117249
Address: Kambi Somali, Eldoret
Phone: 0720 391290
Simba Mbili Spices
Location: Number 22, Gilgil Road, Industrial Area, Nairobi.
Phone: 020 655 7960.
Imperial Food Industries Ltd
Address: Dakar Rd, Nairobi
Phone: 020 2227244
Deepa Industries Ltd (Tropical Heat)
Address: Viwandani Serem Rd
Phone: 0722 206010
Berium Group Ltd
Address: Loita Street,Pension Towers,14th Floor, Nairobi
Phone: 0720 423061
Jomu Spice Firm Ltd
Location: Kayole Junction.
Phone: 020 248 4408/ 020 248 4403.