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Organic Spices

Indus Organics spices are free from chemical pesticide, chemical fertilizer, ETO, additives and irradiation. All our products are very high quality and grown in bio-dynamic sustainable agriculture farms. All products meets the guidlines of USDA Organic standards and vertified/certified by CCOF. CCOF is a California based non profit organization that has been involved in organic certification of farmers for many decades. All products are inspected and verified by USDA and FDA for quality and meets the food/health requirements. Organic farm certification requires chemical pesticide residue testing, heavy water testing and other forms of testing. Each product lot is tested for E.coli, Salmonella, Mold, Yeast and Aerobic plate count.

Why organic products are more expensive ?.

Most of the conventional spices and herbs are not tested for pathogens, chemical pestcides & don't meet the high quality standard of organic spices. Quality assurance, product tracking, organic certifications (state & federal), usage of bio dyanmic environment, bio manure & compost, environmentally sustainable farming techniques and testing adds to the additional cost. Hence organic spices and herbs are more expensive than conventional counterparts.

Why organic spices & herbs are important in your food ?.

We use very small quantity of spices and herbs in our daily lives. So why use organic spices ?. We have to look at this issue very closely. For example, 100 gm of spices are made from 1000 gm of raw product. Amount of chemical pesticide and other chemicals have very high concentration in a small pinch. If you use Cinnamon or Black pepper every day, amount of chemical consumption is huge over a period of time.

Most of the conventional or so called natural spices are treated with nasty chemical pesticide ETO. This pesticide alone can cause severe damage to human body. Jury is still out on the safe consumption of ETO in the food.

Chronic Exposure

Chronic ethylene oxide exposure may cause delayed peripheral nerve damage (neuropathy), especially in the lower extremities. Although the results are inconclusive, some data suggest that chronic ethylene oxide exposure impairs cognitive function. Ethylene oxide may also damage the liver and kidneys. Skin allergy can occur, and some persons may become sensitized to the chemical. Cataracts and corneal burns have been reported from occupational exposure. Chronic exposure may be more serious for children because of their potential longer latency period.

Carcinogenicity

The DHHS has determined that ethylene oxide may reasonably be anticipated to be a human carcinogen (NTP 2000). In animals, chronic exposure causes leukemia and intra-abdominal cancer, and there is some evidence that it increases the risk of leukemia in human workers. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has determined that ethylene oxide is carcinogenic to humans.

Reproductive and Developmental Effects

Ethylene oxide is included in Reproductive and Developmental Toxicants, a 1991 report published by the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) that lists 30 chemicals of concern because of widely acknowledged reproductive and developmental consequences.

Special consideration regarding the exposure of pregnant women is warranted, since ethylene oxide has been shown to be a teratogen and genotoxin; thus, medical counseling is recommended for the acutely exposed pregnant woman.

Please visit the following link to learn about ETO (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/mmg/mmg.asp?id=730&tid=133

We are providing wholesale discounts to retail as well as bulk package products. We are providing wholesale discounts to retail as well as bulk package products. Click on the product to view the applicable discount.

Turmeric
Turmeric
3 products
Ceylon Cinnamon
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6 products
Ginger
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Coriander
Coriander
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Cumin
Cumin
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Black Pepper
Black Pepper
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Green Peppercorns
Green Peppercorns
2 products
Pink peppercorn
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White Pepper
White Pepper
4 products
Fenugreek
Fenugreek
3 products
AllSpice
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Cardamom
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Kashmiri Saffron
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Onion
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Garlic
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Mace
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Fennel
Fennel
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Chipotle Pepper
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Bird's Eye Chili
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Nutmeg
Nutmeg
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Bhut Jolokia
Bhut Jolokia
2 products
Red Pepper/Cayenne Pepper/Paprika
Red Pepper/Cayenne Pepper/Paprika
10 products
Clove
Clove
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