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Information and Insight for Herbs and Spices

Custom Blending Service

Malabar Super Spice has a long history of custom blending for a vast array of clientele. Customers often find that we can make their spice blend less expensively than if they had done it themselves. We can create consistent products for you that will reduce your labor costs and allow for more efficient use of […]

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What is Irradiation? Why is it important…..

Taking a Closer Look at FOOD IRRADIATION  Industry’s Answer to a Safer Food Supply Food irradiation is a well-researched method of treating food in order to make it safer to eat and longer lasting. This information sheet has been sponsored by the Canadian Spice Association to help clarify some of the mystery of Food Irradiation […]

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We Care About Pets Too!!!

The pet food segment has been influenced by the natural and clean label movement. Consumers wants to know what is in the products that they are buying and are continuously educating themselves with regards to their pets health and diet. With this in mind, Malabar Super Spice has in the past couple years supplying our […]

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Garlic Extra – Concentrated Liquid Garlic

  The better way to buy garlic – Why? GARLIC EXTRA is a superior garlic extract with BETTER, MORE NATURAL TASTE that’s just like fresh-peeled garlic. GARLIC EXTRA boosts long-lasting, stable garlic flavour, standardized quality, reduced bacteria count, Results in vast labour savings for your operation. GARLIC EXTRA is thermo-stable, freezer stable, and microwave stable, […]

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Adulteration of Spices

A key step in the prevention of adulteration is to understand why it occurs. The most obvious and simplest reason is to increase profit. A manufacturer may use a cheap filler that is easily disguised to increase the volume sold by cutting the cost of pure spice, and thereby increase the ultimate profit margin. The […]

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Herbs and Spices Promotes Good Health

Spices have been used for their flavour and colour for thousands of years, and they have also been used for their health benefits. Today, as we look for healthier alternatives, spices have become an interesting consideration.  Medical studies relating to the medicinal benefits of spices have increased considerably over recent decades, along with consumer interest […]

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Herbs and Spices A Brief History of Spice

THE SPICE OF ANTIQUITY From the hieroglyphics on the walls of the pyramids, to the scriptures of the Bible, we find constant mention of the important part spices played in the lives of the ancients. Some of the spices, herbs, and seeds we know today, were cultivated by the early peoples of the western world, […]

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Herbs and Spices Glossary

GLOSSARY OF HERBS AND SPICES Allspice (Pimenta officinalis) takes its name from its aroma, which smells like a combination of spices, especially cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. In much of the world, allspice is called pimento because the Spanish mistook the fruit for black pepper, which the Spanish called pimienta. Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is native to the […]

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Handling and Storing Spices

STORAGE AND HANDLING OF SPICES Nature gives spices a remarkably protective cell structure. Whole spices, dried and stored, have been known to keep for many years and then deliver potent flavor when ground. Ground spices and herbs are more fragile, but when stored (cool, dry), they have a “life” adequate for any normal manufacturing and […]

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Malabar Herbs and Spices

Historically, spices were some of the most valuable items of trade in the ancient and medieval world. A handful of cardamom was worth as much as a poor man’s yearly wages. According to the Wikipedia encyclopedia, spices are defined as “a dried seed, fruit, root, bark or vegetative substance”. An herb is generally classified as […]

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