India: On spice plantation outside Goa

We were excited before this day in Goa. Since the interest in food is a little more than average, we had signed up for a trip to a spice plantation.

In honor of the tourists, they had created a small area, where they had planted many different herbs and trees together.

It is fascinating to walk around and see how famous spices grow on plants and trees we have not known what they look like.

We got to see how black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, chili, coriander, cashew and betel nut, to name a few grow.

One of the most fascinating things was that they had imported vanilla. Since vanilla is fertilized via hummingbirds and they are not found in India, they have to do the job themselves.

 

 

We ended the day in the spice plantation with fantastic Indian snacks. Here is a small selection. The plates were made of dried palm leaves and were disposable.

You will find exciting Indian food recipes here

If you have felt like visiting this beautiful and tasty place, you will find more information here:

http://tropicalspiceplantation.com/