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Top Products ready in large amount for foreign trade
As a country with fertile soil, Indonesia is an ideal place to grow a variety of plantations, especially spices. Indonesian spices are not only popular among Indonesia, but also recognized by the international community. Spices are an important ingredient in remedies, cooking, drinks, etc. The spice has a very strong taste and aroma, which used to be an expensive trade commodity in the past. “Rempah” is the Indonesian word for spice, while “bumbu” is the Indonesian word for a spice mixture or seasoning, and it commonly appears in the names of certain spice mixtures, sauces and seasoning pastes. In other words, spices are the ultimate flavours to satisfy every bite which have the quality of converting simple ingredients into delicious dishes.
Following is our top products to export for foreign trade in the large amount :
- Cinnamons – Kayu Manis
There are four types of cinnamon, namely Ceylon, Cassia, Saigon, and Korintje which are popular for commercial purposes. As for Indonesia, it is the main producer of cassia cinnamon, cassia cinnamon is a hard bark that has sharp smells, spicy, and quite bitter. It is widely used as spices, especially in cookery as flavouring material. However, this spice is not only processed as cooking ingredients but also used as a blood sugar controller which is a good choice for diabetics; relieving headache for rheumatic patient, and infection prevention.
- Pepper – Merica
Pepper is an original spice comes from Indonesia with Lampung as the highest pepper producer in Indonesia. It has spicy flavour and strong aroma which can warm body and can be the cure for influenza. Generally, there are two kinds of pepper which is white and black pepper, but white pepper is used more often by Indonesian.
Almost 80% of Indonesian pepper commodity is being exported to foreign countries, it is the second biggest pepper exporter in the world after Vietnam.
- Clove – cengkeh
Indonesia is the biggest clove producer in the world, it grows well especially in Maluku and Ambon. Due to its distinctive taste, people in Europe and Asia uses clove as an additional ingredient for food flavouring. Clove also can be a remedy for those who have allergic towards cold weather. In Asia, physicians have long used cloves to treat indigestion, diarrhoea, hernia, and ringworm, as well as athlete’s foot and other fungal infections.
The folk tells that Chinese Emperor assigned those who want to meet him to chew cloves, so they will have good breath, also Portuguese valued cloves at the price of gold in the past. Here in Indonesia cloves are commonly used as raw materials for clove cigarette.
- Candle nut – kemiri
Candlenut is used to add savoury flavour to foods or as the substitute of coconut milk. Candlenut can be found in every region, but it is mostly found in Sumatera, Java, and Kalimantan. People in Sumatera use candlenut often to cook delicious foods.
5. Cardamom – kapulaga
There are two types of cardamom in Indonesia which are Java cardamom and India cardamom. Unlike many other spices, cardamom is more often used as traditional medication ingredient such as a remedy for stomach-ache, cough, etc.
Cardamom is nominated as one of world most expensive spices after saffron and vanilla. It is at the same price with gold in the international trade, the black cardamom used as an ingredient to make curry meanwhile the green one is an additional ingredient to coffee, tea, and cookies.
- Nutmeg / mace– pala
Nutmeg was a popular and expensive trading commodity even since Roman Empire. Besides used as a cooking ingredient nutmeg also used as medicine to several diseases including pes. Due to its usefulness, Indonesian Nutmeg was regarded as an important spice by Dutch, which worth to be protected from other countries.