The gorgeous little island of Sri Lanka is quite often fondly referred to as ‘Spice Island’. The golden soil of the country yields abundant crops of medicinal herbs and spices which render health and vitality to the lives of those who call this place home.
The spices that are manufactured in the island are incredibly popular all over the world. Indeed, a whopping 56% of the island’s agricultural exports consist of spices. The industry has provided a livelihood for a large number of people living in different parts of the country.
Cinnamon is indeed one of the most popular spices manufactured in Sri Lanka. Locally known as kurundu, Cinnamon is a spice that is endemic to Sri Lanka. However, related plants can be found in different parts of the world.
Clove, which is locally known as karabuneti is yet another popular spices in Sri Lanka. It has proven benefits for relieving tooth aches as well. The spice can be used to enhance the taste of a variety of dishes too.
Pepper is one of the most commonly used spices in Sri Lanka. It can pack a fiery punch in any dish for sure! Cardamom, lemongrass, citronella, nutmeg, ginger and turmeric are some of the other spices that the island is famous for.