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Indonesia is known as a rich country with unique and exotic natural resources, including abundant spices that are sought after by all people from all over the world. Indonesia’s fertile soil, warm weather, and warm temperatures, and being right on the equator make Indonesia an ideal area for growing spices. 

Apart from being widely consumed domestically, Indonesian spices are also widely consumed abroad for various purposes, from cooking spices, medicinal ingredients to beauty products. To date, Indonesia still ranks among the top three producers of major spice commodities. Its leading products are pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Food and beverage mostly use these products. Due to high demand, the supply of Indonesian spices has become an exclusive commodity. Here are the best Indonesian spices that you should know as your business reference regarding Indonesia’s premium products. 

  1. Clove

This typical Indonesian spice is synonymous with its use as a cigarette ingredient, but that is not the only use of this Indonesian spice when it is exported. Maluku and Ambon are homes to the world’s biggest clove production. Used for its distinctive taste and as an herbal remedy to combat cold weather allergies, clove, or cloves, people are a favorite spice of people in Europe and Asia. Cloves can be processed into cosmetics and health ingredients. 

  1. Candlenut

East Nusa Tenggara is known as the best quality candlenuts in the world. The usefulness of candlenuts in the country is relatively high. Usually, candlenuts are used in the cosmetics, health, and skin moisturizing industries. Candlenut oil is believed to nourish hair that falls out. The price of peeled candlenut has a high export selling price and can increase if processed into candlenut oil. 

  1. Cubeb

The spice known as Java Pepper in the export market is a typical Indonesian spice that only grows on Java and Sumatra’s islands. This Indonesian spice is exported throughout the world from Asia to Europe. This spice is widely used as an ingredient in perfumes, cosmetics, and food. The price will be even higher if it is processed first. 

  1. Cinnamon

This spice needs no introduction. This typical Indonesian spice is taken from the bark of the cinnamon tree, which is then dried. The country’s major cinnamon-producing regions are West Sumatra and Jambi, particularly Kerinci Regency, which accounts for 80% of total cinnamon production. Cinnamon is also commonly used for cosmetic additives and perfume as an added spice in various dishes. The majority of Indonesian cinnamon products are exported to the United States, the European Union, particularly the Netherlands, France, and Germany, and Singapore. 

  1. Cardamom

Cardamom, or cardamom, acts as one of the world’s most expensive spices after saffron and vanilla, set at the same price as gold in international trade. The high cost of cardamom is due to the high demand rate. Lack cardamom is usually used as an ingredient to make curry, while the green one is an additional ingredient to make coffee, tea, and cookies. 

  1. Nutmeg

Another primary spice product from Indonesia is nutmeg which supplies 75% of global demand. The country’s nutmeg products (seed, mace, and oil) are exported to 30 countries. Most of them, or 75%, come from Siau Island and North Minahasa in North Sulawesi, a nutmeg plantation area of ​​692.34 hectares. Other nutmeg production centers are Banda in Maluku and North Maluku. Nutmeg grown on Indonesian soil is said to be the best nutmeg in the world. Nutmeg is often used as an ingredient in cosmetics, health, and food. 

  1. Vanilla

Vanilla/vanilla from Indonesia is one of the best in the world. This export commodity is even the second most expensive spice exported by Indonesia. In addition to food and beverage needs, vanilla spices are also used for the cosmetics industry. Vanilla is one of the most expensive commodities in the world, and this plant is also called green gold because the price reaches 50 $ or about 650.000 rupiahs/kg. If the quality and post-harvest processing are good by international standards, the cost can reach 80 $ or about 1 million / kg. 

Apart from the seven spices above, many more typical Indonesian spices have high quality for export. We provide the best quality produce from across the diverse Indonesian archipelago. If you are looking for information about Indonesia’s specifications, you can connect with AeXI as Indonesia’s accelerator export. 

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