Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices are often adulterated.  Unfortunately, every country has its scandal. Most of the times, the adulteration is done in the country of origin, at the beginning of the chain which makes it very difficult to trace back.

Typically, the following principles are used when it comes to adulterate herbs & spices:

  • Mix your raw material with an inferior raw material

  • Add more color to your product

  • Add more weight to your product

We have written a post about it which you can read here.

Currently, we have off the shelf models for:

  • Paprika powder: Addition of ground brick (gravel) which is more heavy

  • Nutmeg: Pure nutmeg vs Impure nutmeg (eg. addition of coriander)

  • Saffran:

    • Origin

    • Adulteration: mixed with safflower petals