The Explorers of the past detected a hint of spice in the air when they reached Zanzibar. Don’t miss the opportunity of learning about the various spices and their benefits during your stay at one of the Zanzibar resorts the likes of The Residence Zanzibar.
Spices Transformed Zanzibar into a Commercial Enclave
Arab merchants were the first to get hold of spices when they reached Zanzibar during the 8th century. The Portuguese, Turks, and the English followed after that.
Pepper and Clove – The Most-Sought Spices in Zanzibar
Pepper and Clove had a high demand due to several unmissable properties. First, they added a sensational flavour to the dishes in which they were used. They were also used as effective preservatives for meat before the invention of the refrigerator.
Mystica Tree of Zanzibar
This is a tree that also provided not one but two spices: nutmeg and mace. The former is the seed and the latter is the shell that drapes the seed. Both these spices are known to add a tantalising flavour to dishes.
Zanzibar is not just famous for its aromatic spices. Its environment, beaches with the potential for water sports, opulent heritage, and exquisite culinary culture make it more alluring as a holiday destination.