KIDICHI COOPERATIVE BLACK PEPPER
Grown in what once were the private spice gardens of the first Sultan, the land is now divided between smallhold farmers. This black pepper is ripened on the vine until the first fruits turn orange, then harvested by hand and sun-dried. This pepper really embodies the forest it grows in – no monoculture here!
MITAKAWANI VILLAGE NUTMEG
In the middle of the Southern island of Unguja lies the small village of Mitakawani, far removed from any tourism and completely reliant on spice farming. This nutmeg is harvested from ancient nutmeg trees that are scattered throughout the village, while they also provide much needed shade for the villagers.
KIDICHI COOPERATIVE CINNAMON POWDER:
Grown in what once were the private spice gardens of the first Sultan, the land is now divided between smallhold farmers. The farmers take great care in selecting and removing the outer bark from the most fragrant trees, after which the inner bark is carefully peeled off and dried in the Zanzibari sun.