Spice World

Zanzibar is a rich and fertile island. Today we were able to go on a Spice Tour and find out more.
We were taken to a farm and given the chance to see numerous spice plants and also fruits growing in the forest.

Lemon Grass
These are grasses with a lemon fragrance. The leaves are more flavoursome than the stalks.

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Turmeric
These tubers grow like ginger underground.

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Cardamon
These berries grow along branches on the ground.

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Chilli
The small green / red fruits.

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Vanilla
The bean like pods on this vine.

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The following both come from the same plant – Mace is the outer coating to the Nutmeg, both within the fruit.

Mace
The coating of the central ‘stone’ of the fruit.

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Nutmeg
The central ‘stone’ of the fruit.

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Pepper (Peppercorns)
The centre of the pepper ‘berries’

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Cloves
These are tree buds.

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Ginger
The underground tubers of the plant we all recognise!

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Cinnamon
The bark of the tree dried then rolled into sticks.

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3 responses to “Spice World

  1. Very interesting! 🙂

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  2. Ginger is my favourite and very good if your tummy is out of sorts. Loved seeing all the other spices.

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  3. Fascinating local seeds, nuts and berries! As for turmeric, have it in everything. It’s extremely healthy for you: antioxidant, healing, alkaline and potent: http://www.energiseforlife.com/wordpress/2014/11/05/turmeric-users-guide/

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