Grenada Spices

If variety is the spice of life, then variety of spice is the key to immortality…

Not literally of course, but, by adding a bit of spicy warmth your next dish, or even a cup of tea could make it a more enjoyable, and possibly longer life indeed. Coined the Spice Isle, Grenada is mostly known for nutmeg and mace, but there are a host of spices available. Nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, clove, ginger, bay leaves, turmeric, and all spice are just some of the flavours you can find grown on the isle.

While some estates were started decades ago, you can still see them in their natural state today. Get tours, sample the spices and you may even be able to observe the workers while they collect the spices in their raw state. These include the Belvedere Estate, Dougaldston Estate, Belmont Estate and more.

Spicy Fashion

Spices have become an inspiration to locals not only in food, but also through fashion. Today, Grenada is proud boasts nutmeg print designs by Veronica’s Visions. Whether you’re looking for an evening dress, cushions for your home or a souvenir mug, you can have it all from Veronica’s Visions.

Spicy Food

Spices have woven their way into Grenadian life and more so into the culinary creations of the locals. Locals use them for both culinary and medicinal purposes by adding them in cakes, soups, teas, cocktails and much more.

Spicy Events

This year, there will be a Festival dedicated solely for Grenada’s most popular spice; the nutmeg.  We are now the fifth largest producer of nutmegs in the world.

2012 Nutmeg Festival

October 26 – November 4, 2012

Some of the highlights include the following:

  •  Spicy Fish Friday
  •  Mt. Moritz Spicy Breakfast
  •  Nutmeg School Planting Day
  •  Nutmeg Art and Photography Exhibition
  •  Nutmeg Spice Fair and Expo
  •  Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

With never ending options, you’ll never be bored with any of the spices found in Grenada. At least you’ll have something to do during your life as an ‘immortal’.

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