SPICES

Ethiopia is a source country for many spice exports, with a long history of spices, and herbs. The average land covered by spices is approximately 222,700 ha with production reaching 244,000 tons per year. More than 50 spices are produced in Ethiopia, and a total potential for low land spice farming is estimated to be 200,000 hectares

GATEFARMS SPICES

Quality standards are very high in this segment. Our company pays careful attention to the products cleanliness and appearance. The spice is made sure to be fresh and look attractive, with no visible flaws, and have a pleasing colour. Our non-ground spices are whole and easy to grind.

Gatefarms International Plc spice branch, is a raw spice packing operation. we purchase raw spices and perform washing, cleaning, and handpicking, and pack according to customer orders.

We have a central warehouse for distribution to industrial users throughout specific areas, and we deliver directly to Addis Ababa Aircargo Terminal for export.

 

 


As cleaners, we frequently purchase the spices and herbs directly from producers, ensuring supplies of spices throughout the year. We hold only small stocks and although we place orders covering our requirements over a long period, deliveries against these orders are spread over short and frequent intervals.

Gatefarms Plc is on time deliveries, and excellent quality new harvest supplies or else money back guaranteed. In addition, our services include small consignments of very special requirements at short notice and at competitive prices.
The prices of selected spices and herbs depends on its origin area in Ethiopia, buyer preferences, quality demanded, order size, availability etc. and we are glad to send you full detailed quotations.

 

 

Gatefarms Ginger Spice Picture
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WASHED / DRIED GINGER


Traded in three forms: fresh (green) ginger, preserved ginger and dried ginger. Both preserved and dried ginger are used for domestic culinary purposes as well as for the food processing industry. Dried ginger is also used for oil extraction.


Gatefarms Hot Chilli Spice Picture
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RED HOT PEPPER - CHILLI


(assorted in big, medium, or small sizes) 
The mildly purgent chillies are used mainly as spices. Blends of chillies and capsicum give cayenne pepper that is used in prepacked instant food and spicy sauces.


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BLACK CUMIN SEEDS

 

The black seeds taste like a combination of onions, black pepper and oregano. They have a pungent bitter taste and smell.
The dry-roasted nigella seeds flavor curries, vegetables and pulses. It can be used as a "pepper" in recipes with pod fruit, vegetables, salads and poultry. In some cultures, the black seeds are used to flavor bread products.

Gatefarms Turmeric Spice
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TURMERIC – Fingers and Bulbs
Natural & Polished Qualities


Valued for its yellow-orange colouring power but also its aroma and flavour. Turmeric is used for domestic cookery and is also an important ingredient of curry powder.

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BLACK CARDAMOM
(Whole & Seeds)


In ground form it is used in industry for baked goods, curry powder, sausages, and soups.

Also used in domestic cookery. Its oil and oleoresin is used for canned soups and meat products. The large green, black, or white pods contain black seeds, and you can buy as whole pods, whole seeds, or ground.

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LONG PEPPER


Long pepper is cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning.
Long pepper consists of many minuscule fruits — each about the size of a poppy seed — embedded in the surface of a flower spike that closely resembles a hazel tree catkin. Long Pepper contain the alkaloid piperine, which contributes to their pungency.

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FENUGREEK SEEDS


Grown in warm climates. Fenugreek’s strong, pungent, aroma has a strong and bitter flavour which often dominates curry powders.

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AJWAN SEEDS

Also Known As Ajowan Seeds, Carom Seeds and Ethiopian Cumin.
Very similar to Thyme's minty flavor, but stronger. Intense, yet pleasant.
Used in Baking, bread, vegetables, beans and pastries.
Ajwain Seeds contain Thymol, the essential oil in thyme, which is why the two spices taste so similar.