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History of Spices


The trade in Oriental spices is incredibly ancient – older, in some parts of the world, than civilization itself. 
Indeed, some say it was partly responsible for the spread of civilization through Asia and Europe.


Sri Lanka has been a centre of this trade since time immemorial. Archaeologists have found traces of Sri Lankan cinnamon in
4,000-year-old Egyptian tombs. Greeks, Arabs, North Africans, Persians, Indians and Western Europeans were drawn to the
‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ for her gems,her peacocks and her ivory – but above all for her spices.

Bloody wars were fought over Sri Lankan cinnamon and pepper. Great fortunes were made or lost in Europe on the Ceylon
spice trade. In the grand traditions of that trade, Spice of Life offers pure, gourmet-quality Sri Lankan spices, carefully selected for aroma, flavour, potency and freshness to satisfy the most demanding connoisseur.

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