The spices of Madagascar

Madagascar spice

Madagascar is known for its biodiversity as well as its endemic endemic fauna, but another point is less known: Madagascar offers an ideal environment for the blooming of spices, point that sambavaepices has sublimated.

What does Sambava Spice offer?

Madagascar spice

Sambava Spices offers the highest quality Madagascar spices found in Madagascar, thanks to a manual selection of each local producer who are committed to respecting specific quality protocols.

In addition, before being processed, Sambava Spices products undergo a series of rigorous analyzes and only batches complying with high quality standards are accepted. 

Note: The packaging is made with natural materials, such as glass, cork and kraft paper. The packaging, besides being ideal for a gift, is designed to preserve the aroma and taste of spices.

Choosing Sambava Spices, in addition to quality, is supporting a young society that is based on values that respect the health and the environment that is reflected in projects such as the sustainable harvest of wild pepper, an endangered spice, which also help fight against deforestation.

Which regions are the spices coming from?

"The selection and taste of our products are of exceptional quality, we carefully choose the best spices available throughout Madagascar. After meticulously identifying the best source, we turn to local producers who guarantee the quality of the product from the beginning. "

Thus the spices do not come from a single zone, but from all over Madagascar depending on the spice in question, which sambavaepice explains to us:

Tulear (South West)

Proposes the flower of salt

The fleur de sel from Madagascar comes from the salt marshes of Ifaty. Its whiteness, purity and taste are the result of craftsmanship. The principle of salt marshes is based on the crystallization of salt contained in seawater, under the combined action of sun and wind. This area is close to the sea and has subsoils rich in sea salt which are the source of the precious stones.

Tamatave (East Coast)

Offers cinnamon, ginger, cane sugar, turmeric and cloves

For their crops, these plants require a moderately compact fertile soil. These spices are not resistant to prolonged contact with water and are afraid of soils that are too light, more or less salty sands, especially cloves. 

The Malagasy East Coast region respects these conditions, which is why these plants grow there in abundance. Several parameters condition their good development: a low altitude, a temperature which varies from 26 to 30 °, an annual rainfall higher than 3000mm and a dry season allowing a good flowering and production. 

Planting is done when the rains are well established and regular. However, it must be emphasized that production is cyclical and that precipitation has a significant influence.

Diego (North West)

Offers vanilla and cocoa beans

The peculiarity of this spice in the region of Madagascar, almost unique in the world, is to bring together the three varieties of cocoa, including the variety "criolo", which is very popular for its pronounced aroma and slight bitterness.

Producers offer travelers interesting tours of their plantations and harvesting methods especially in the lower Sambirano area where the climate is wetter, favoring their shoots with other export crops such as pepper, walnut cashew, coffee and vanilla. A dense vegetation where the trees of the traveler (Ravinala) rub shoulders with the remains of an old primary forest. 

Apart from all this, it is above all a place where the land is particularly fertile; no need for agricultural input. 

Antananarivo (Center)

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Offers pink berries

The proper development of these spices requires a climate in warm but non-arid regions. The average annual temperature in the region where it has optimum growth is between 13 and 25 ° C. 

Fianarantso (South East)

offers pepper "pili-pili" & black pepper

These spices are both adapted to a subtropical and tropical altitude. Their cultivation requires an average temperature ranging from 17 to 22 ° C throughout the year and with regular rainfall and well distributed for 7 to 8 months. A dry season, well marked favoring the maturation and regrouping of the harvest.

Spices, meticulously controlled and selected, are sent to Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar. They are then processed in accordance with European health standards and packaged and exported around the world.

Where can we buy these spices in Nosy Be?

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Where can we buy these spices from France?


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