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Nutmeg / Mace

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) and mace are used to flavor drinks and foods such as cakes, sauces, pickles and relishes. It is an ingredient for some ground spice mixtures. Half...

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Coffee

Coffee is a widely consumed stimulant beverage prepared from roasted seeds, commonly called Coffee beans of the Coffee plant. Coffee was first consumed in the 9th century, when it...

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Cocoa

There are three varieties of cocoa available in SRI LANKA. (Criollo, Farastero and Trinitario).


Criollo (Which means "Native") is the most delicate of the three. It is...

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Cloves

Cloves (Syzygium Aaromaticum) are the rich, brown, dried, unopened flower buds of Clove plant. The pink flower buds turn reddish-brown after drying and are pungent and sweet tasting. The...

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon (Cynnamomum Zeylanicum) is one of the oldest and most significant spices grown in Sri Lanka. Cinnamon was a popular spice in ancient Arab world and was used as...

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Cardamom

Cardamom (Elletteria Cardamom) is one of the world's very ancient spices. It is native to the east originating in the forests of Southern India. Today it is also grown...

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Pepper

Pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. Products developed from...

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Arecanut

Arecanut (Areca catechu ) or commonly known as betel nut is a tropical palm cultivated for its nuts. The nuts or the hard dried endosperm of ripe and unripe...

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Cashew

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) was introduced from Brazil to Sri Lanka by the Portuguese in the 16th century. It is found that more than half of the Cashew extent is...

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