All posts in "Condiments and spices sector"
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SAUCES

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

In gastronomy is called a sauce to a liquid mixture of cold or hot ingredients that are intended to accompany a dish. The liquid or semi-liquid consistency of a sauce can cover a very wide range that can range from the puree to the more liquid of a broth. Sauces not only affect the taste […]

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SPICES

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Etymologically spices come from the Latin word species. In principle this word was used to designate anything unitary that was spoken, highlighting the characteristics that made it unique. Over time, it was derived from the meaning of “goods” or “commodities,” especially those from distant countries, which were usually seeds, roots, shoots, or berries. Due to […]

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CONDIMENTS & SPICES FOREIGN TRADE

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Much of the raw material from which spices and condiments are made in our country must be imported. The most important cases are pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, curry. It is estimated that some 58,700 tonnes are imported annually, valued at around 170 million euros. China, Iran and Peru are our main suppliers. As far as […]

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CONDIMENTS & SPICES BUSINESS STRUCTURE

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Around 100 small and medium-sized companies, although at its peak are important processes of concentration that make that, from year to year, a few large groups are scratching market shares and displacing other operators. The supply of large food distribution chains, the rise of white labels and internationalization movements are the factors that stimulate concentration. […]

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CONDIMENTS & SPICES PRODUCTION AND MARKET

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

The market for spices and condiments in Spain shows a remarkable dynamism, based largely on sales abroad, which already account for 52% of the total business of the companies in the sector. Presentations of spices and dry herbs accounted for sales of 129.5 million euros, with a volume of almost 110,000 units. Among them, spices […]