Procurement of Raw Material
Raw materials are purchased from the farm, local and
national markets, depending on the quantities required. All materials
are sourced from reliable suppliers and markets to ensure supplies are
of quality raw materials. India is known as the origin of hi quality
spices in the world, This provides us an edge over our competitors in
terms of quality and prices. Presently, India controls about 50% of the
world international trade in spices in volume and value.
incoming raw materials are subject to mandatory pre-processing
fumigation on arrival at the factory premises. This ensures that they
are free from infestation, insects and pests before reaching the
processing and packing areas.
Seed Spice Cleaning Plants
the pre-cleaning process, the raw materials are processed in fully
automatic seed spice cleaning machines. This ensures removal of all
extraneous matters in the whole raw materials, and ensures a clean
product is sent for processing and packing.
de-stoner is used for removing and separating any metal, ash, filth,
waste or stones that are present in whole.
gravity separating equipment is used to separate different grades of raw
material present whole spices. Using this process the damaged and light
weight/infested /broken seeds get separated from bold and damage free
computerized sortex machine is used for the removal of colorless and
different coloured grains when goods are packed in their whole form.
This ensures the consistent maintenance of uniform and standard color in
the final whole product and only graded raw material is available for
processing and packing. The equipment is highly efficient in the removal
We are equipped with special grinding machines for the products that
require specific and different methods of grinding. Each spice has its
own specifics, hence requiring it to be processed differently from the
other spice. The products that are processed using these machines
includes chilli, turmeric, coriander and cumin and many other spices.
Spice Sterilization is required to eliminate the
micro-organisms like bacteria, yeast, moulds and many other microbial
contaminants. It reduces the microbial counts to the acceptable levels
and also helps to achieve:
- Better flavor retention
- Extended shelf life of product
- Improved product texture & appearance
ETO Sterilization process involves the use of
Ethylene Oxide Gas. The process ensures that the resulted product is
free from pests, insects and other harmful elements.
The continuous flow of high pressure superheated
steam is used to sterilize the product while the process of steam
sterilization. The process results in the inactivation of enzymes and
the reduction of microbiological load in spices and herbs. Unprocessed
raw material can be heavily contaminated by soil borne yeasts, molds,
nitro-bacteria and spore formers. Steam Sterilisation is one of the
better ways to eliminate these contaminations.
by CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore), the
process of fumigation takes place in two stages. These stages are :
- Pre processing - The pre-processing stage of
fumigation destroys all the living things with their eggs
present in the raw material.
- Post processing - The post processing process
destroys the pest's and eggs that may be developed in the raw
The product is packed immediately after the process of fumigation and
sterilization to ensure the minimum contact with atmospheric impurities.
The packing process is done manually or through automatic packaging
machines. The material is packed in conformation with the statutory
requirements laid down by regulatory bodies like Indian Institute of
Packaging, Mumbai & the Spices Board of India.
The metal detectors are used both while processing
the goods as well as while packing the raw material to identify and
remove the foreign materials like metal pieces or stones. This check
helps in maintaining high standards of hygiene and quality at final