Monday 5 October 2015

Banned Indian spices 'still being sold in Bahrain'

A popular spices brand that has been banned in India because it poses a health risk is still being sold in Bahrain, it has emerged. Kerala-based Nirapara was taken off shelves in the Indian state earlier this month because tests showed its pro


Saudi spices market third largest in world

Saudi Arabia is the third largest importer of spices in the world after the US and Spain with a booming market which is worth SR1 billion ($266.5 million), said a report. The Kingdom for many years has been more of a spices import


Gyma launches new Arabic trademark

Gyma Food Industries, a leading player in dried fruits and spices category, has launched ‘Bayara’, the new Arabic trademark for all its products in the region. Bayara reflects the strong roots the company has planted in the region, the bou


Iran's saffron crop hit by severe drought

A severe drought has caused this year's crop of saffron to fall sharply in Iran, which dominates the global market, sending the price of what is reputedly the world's most expensive spice even higher. Mehdi Ghazanfari, president of

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