Spice Origin

  1. A short reflective piece shot on the farm of Jose Thomas, an organic spice and coffee farmer in the lush hills of Idukki in Kerala, Southern India. While we often think of organic produce as being "good for us" due to being chemical fertiliser and pesticide free, this experience made me think that the decision to purchase organic has a broader impact - a powerful thought...

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  2. Here I am chatting with Roy CK who manages the Quality Assurance at the processing factory in Kerala. Get an insight into the tests and processes that these organic spices go through before shipment - to ensure the highest quality.

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  3. On my travels in India to the Origins of our Spices, I ventured up into the Idukki Forest Reserve where there are a number of Tribal Farmers growing spices like Turmeric, Pepper & Ginger. Spending time with Raman, one of these farmers, was a real eye opener when it came to understanding what is really important when we look at the quality of a product like Turmeric. Our contemporary need to connect to the source sees us engaging with ancient traditional and simple wisdom. Have we made life too complicated...?

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  4. Spending time with Tomychan Varghese, one of our organic Turmeric farmers in India, it became clear that the investment that he had made in developing his soil organically for the past 18 years, was having a big input on the quality of the Turmeric that he is harvesting. We found a gap in the rainstorms to record this piece to camera showcasing the quality of the soils that our organic Turmeric is grown in.

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  5. The Spice Adventurer heads into rural Rajasthan to the farm of organic farming supremo, and all round nice chap, Arjunram. With a little assistance from my friends, we'll talk about jeera - the spice cumin: how it is grown and harvested, to be brought fresh direct to your door...

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Spice Origin

Tim Ellis

On the trail of spices to their origins.
Follow Tim Ellis on his journey of Spice DIscovery to bring the freshest tastiest spices direct to market in the UK.

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