Exporters of Black Pepper from Madagascar and Voatsiperifery Pepper

Interesting Facts...
  Humans were using spices in 50,000  BC. The spice trade developed throughout the Middle East in around 2000 BC with cinnamon and pepper, and in East Asia (Korea, China) with herbs and pepper.

  In the 18th century, Holland had such a fiercely guarded monopoly on the clove trade that the government made growing or selling cloves outside its colony of Amboina, in Indonesia, a crime punishable by death. The Chinese were said to use them as far back as 226 BC. Apparently they chewed the flowerettes prior to having an audience with the Emperor so that their breath would not smell bad.

Cardamom is used to break up kidney stones and gallstones, and was reportedly used as an antidote for both snake and scorpion venom. Guatemala is the largest producer of cardamom in the world with an average yield of between 25 thousand to 29 thousand metric tons annually.

Vanilla is the only edible fruit of the orchid family, the largest family of flowering plants in the world

The early term for "merchant" in Austronesian is *dagang (Dempwolff) and this word is very similar to one of the terms for "ocean."

Columbus' far-fetched proposal to reach the East Indies by sailing westward received the support of the Spanish crown, which saw in it a promise, however remote, of gaining the upper hand over rival powers in the contest for the lucrative spice trade with Asia

The Cashew Nut is actually a seed and not a "nut", in the botanical sense.  The seed is surrounded by a double shell containing an allergenic phenolic resin, anacardic acid, a potent skin irritant chemically related to the more well known allergenic oil urushiol which is also a toxin found in the related poison ivy. Properly roasting cashews destroys the toxin, but it must be done outdoors as the smoke (not unlike that from burning poison ivy) contains urushiol droplets which can cause severe, sometimes life-threatening, reactions by irritating the lungs.

While native to Brazil, the Portuguese took the cashew plant to Goa, India, between the years of 1560 and 1565. From there it spread throughout Southeast Asia and eventually Africa.

Madagascar black pepper

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  • Black Pepper
    Black Pepper

    The black pepper (Piper nigrum) plant is a perennial woody vine growing to six metres in height.  It is a "climber" and grows on supporting trees, poles, or trellises.
      Black pepper is native to India and is extensively cultivated there and elsewhere in tropical regions.  Black Pepper is the worlds one of the most traded spice so much so that black pepper has often been referred to as the "king of spices". 

    Black pepper is produced from the still-green unripe drupes of the pepper plant. The drupes are cooked briefly in hot water, both to clean them and to prepare them for drying. The heat ruptures cell walls in the pepper, speeding the work of browning enzymes during drying. The drupes are dried in the sun or by machine for several days, during which the pepper around the seed shrinks and darkens into a thin, wrinkled black layer. Once dried, the spice is called black peppercorn.  A single stem will bear 20 to 30 fruiting spikes.

    White pepper consists of the seed of the pepper plant alone, with the darker coloured skin of the pepper fruit removed. This is usually accomplished by a process known as retting, where fully ripe red pepper berries are soaked in water for about a week, during which the flesh of the pepper softens and decomposes. Rubbing then removes what remains of the fruit, and the naked seed is dried.  The taste differences between black pepper and white pepper have long been debated the world over.

    Black Pepper from Madagascar
    Pepper Plant with immature Pepper Corns
    (Source: http://pharm1.pharmazie.uni-greifswald.de/allgemei/koehler/koeh-eng.htm)


    Black pepper needs a minimum of 200 cms of rainfall evenly distributed.  As shade is pivotal for black pepper, plantations or gardens are normally established in forest clearings.  Black pepper plants from runner stems start bearing in about 3 years from planting while rooted fruiting stems and marcotted water sprouts start bearing a year from sprouting.  Black pepper can yield profitably from the fifth up to the fifteenth year from planting. Harvesting starts in February and extends till April but could vary upon location, climate etc.  Same with yield, it depends on plant genetics, location, soil, climate etc., and could be anything between 0.2 kgs to 4  kgs per vine per crop. 

    Black pepper was a much-prized trade good, often referred to as "black gold" and used as a form of commodity money. The term "peppercorn rent" still exists today.  Black peppercorns were found stuffed in the nostrils of Ramesses II, placed there as part of the mummification rituals shortly after his death in 1213 BCE.  Little else is known about the use of black pepper in ancient Egypt and how it reached the Nile from India.

    Madagascar black pepper is one of the finest in the world and we supply  one of the best quality of Black Pepper from Madagascar which has been carefully collected by our farmers.

    We are exporters of black pepper of Madagascar origin only

    For further information about our black pepper like specifications, availability, price , please contact us now.

    Do check out the Wild Madagascan Pepper or the Voatsiperifery Pepper


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