Goan Spices and Wines
Have you ever wondered where your powdered Cinnamon came from, and what is mace? Are spices for you small plastic bags with colourful powder? If 'yes' is your answer, you should visit the Spice Plantations scattered around the interior of Goa's beautiful rural landscape.
The mild temperature throughout the year and high rainfall favour great richness and a variety of vegetation.
Traditional Goan methods of organic farming are conducted here and crops like coconuts, betel nuts, pineapples, different kinds of spices and much more are grown here.
There are two Spice Plantations in Goa, both situated in the Ponda region and are engaged in producing spice powders and mixes out of pepper, cardamom, tamarind and all the other spice groups and categories. Dry land crops like Timber trees, Traditional medicinal plants, Mangoes, Pineapples, Local peppers, Cashew trees, Jackfruits, Bamboo bushes etc. Wet land crops like Betelnuts, Coconuts, Banana, Papaya, Chickoo, Variety of local flowers, Love apple etc.
These Spice Plantation Farms, entertain groups of tourists which crafts an interesting day out. You can see the men climb on the Betel Nut trees, over a hundred feet above the ground, swaying from tree to tree and collecting ingredients fore mixes and spices.
All the spices and plants mostly have some medicinal properties.