1001 Organic Essentials Tropical

This set contains the full flavour of the forests and the sea of Zanzibar.

Award-winning black pepper, cinnamon (Cinnamomum Verum), tree nutmeg from the tropical forests are rounded off by the aromatic lime sea salt with subtle fruity nuances, and our Tandoori BBQ Masala, a tribute to Zanzibar's cuisine.

A gift from which not only the recipient will benefit. With a gift set from 1001 Organic you can actively contribute to a better world. Through fair business conditions and access to attractive niche markets, our smallholder farmers and their families can benefit from a higher standard of living. 1001 Organic invests in training and infrastructure for the smallholder farmers and supports the cooperatives in professionalization and conversion to certified organic production.

The pepper plant is a vine growing on forest trees or supporting trees. Its broad shiny green leaves are alternately arranged. The small flowers are in dense slender spikes of about 50 blossoms each. The fresh green peppercorns are harvested by hand and blanched in hot water for 10 minutes until it becomes dark green and then sun dried. Red, white or black pepper origins from the same plant. Our farmers are mainly on the island of Zanzibar and Tanga.

Cinnamon is an evergreen tree characterized by oval-shaped leaves, thick bark, and berry fruit. The branches are harvested manually with a machete. After harvesting, the cinnamon needs to be procced immediately while the bark is still wet. The cut branches are processed by scraping off the outer bark before the cinnamon layer is separated from the wooden core of the branch. After that, we prepare either small chips or hand-roll the bark into beautiful quills. Our farmers are mainly on the island of Zanzibar and Tanga.

The nutmeg tree is an evergreen tree reaching up to 10 meters tall with alternate leaves of dark green. Ripe fruit is creamy yellow with tinges of red, and cracks open when ripe to reveal the internal seed covered in a bright red aril which is peeled off and ground for mace. Even though it's called Nutmeg it is the seed of the Nutmeg fruit only. Ripe fruits are picked and taken apart to separate them from the seed (nutmeg). Nutmeg is then dried up fruits are opened by hand and mace surrounding the nut is removed. This is removed by cutting with a small pointed knife the attachment of the mace to the base of the nutmeg. Our farmers are on the island of Zanzibar only.

Quantity per pack: Black pepper: 50g, cinnamon powder: 40g, limes sea salt 70g, tree nutmeg 20g, Tandoori BBQ Masala 40g

Price per 100g: CHF 19.05

Ingredients: Black pepper: whole grains; Cinnamon powder: real cinnamon (Cinnamomum Verum); Lime sea salt: salt, lemon zest, turmeric; Tandoori BBQ Masala: Coriander, Cumin, Paprika, Garlic, Cardamom, Ginger, Cloves, Fenugreek, Mustard Seeds; tree nutmeg

1001 Organic invests in the necessary infrastructure as well as in the farming communities and supports them in professionalizing and converting to certified organic agriculture. Through regular training and payments that are multiple time the commodity price our farmers and their families can benefit from a higher standard of living.