Spice plantation : Goa Directory


Info On The Goan Spice Farming

Most tourist think that Goa is only about three things - sea, sun and sand. But very few know that the major attraction of the rural areas of Goa is its Spice Plantation. The activity is mainly undertaken in the central part of the state, in and around Ponda.

Spice Plantation is done in Goa using the organic methods of cultivation and farming. You can also go on an excursion to these Spice Plantation farms. You explore the fields and the farms seeing how various spices actually grow. You can also taste the local drink the stronger fenni or the milder variant made out of the cashew fruit straight from the small distillery.

Some major spices produced in the Spice Plantations of Goa are: Black pepper, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cloves, Chilies, Coriander, Cashew, Betel nut palm. Apart from these spices, many tropical fruits are also grown here that include Custard apples, Papaya, Bananas, Pineapples, Citrus fruits, etc. One Spice Plantation farm also grows a range of medicinal herbs on the high altitudes of the Goan mountains.

Out of all the Spices that are planted in Goa the coconut palm and the cashew fruit hold a very significant place. These are grown extensively as major crops especially for the sap or juice from which Goa’ famous drink called Maddi or Feni is produced. Cashew nuts from Goa are exported in millions abroad and in a large way, boost the economy of the state. Next time you are on a holiday to Goa don't forget to buy some spices especially Cashews for yourself.

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