India is known as the home of spices and boasts of a long history of trading with the ancient civilizations of Rome and China. Today, Indian spices are the most sought-after globally, given their exquisite aroma, texture and taste. India has the largest domestic market for spices in the world. India is the world’s largest producer and exporter of spices of the 109 varieties listed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), as the country produces and exports about 75 varieties of spices. India primarily exports pepper, chilli, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, celery, nutmeg and mace garlic, tamarind and vanilla.India’s estimated production of spices is 6 million tonnes per annum. Approximately 11.5 percent of the total goes to exports. Key exports markets are the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United States (US), the European Union (EU) and Malaysia. Chilli, turmeric and cumin are the key spices being exported. The Spices Board of India works towards the development and worldwide promotion of Indian spices. It provides quality control/ certification and registers exporters.Times group has a major domestic & international dealings in cumin seeds, coriander and cardamom.