Pure Food Essentials was born out of a passion for Turmeric. Growing this spice organically on our Sunshine Coast hinterland property took us to India, the natural home of spices. Our intention was to learn more about the turmeric industry, and what we discovered was a world of sensory delight as we were introduced to the freshest harvests of all the spices. Mountains of chillies, and pepper corns being sorted by gaggles of women, cinnamon being scraped and rolled, acres of ginger and turmeric rhizomes drying in the sun, cart loads of cardamom pods being delivered by the growers.
We were taken on a three day tour of the local farms by a team of organic spice processors. The relationship they have with their growers is commendable. Sensitive to the international demand for high grade products, they have worked with farmers to gain organic certification. They provide ongoing education, both agricultural and for the children of growers, they provide medical support for families, help to meet transport requirements, and offer financial aid during the hard times. We were moved by the relationship of mutual loyalty and trust. We were hooked.
Years later we still buy spices from those same producers that are grown on those same farms, sorted and processed by a whole community of people which is sustained by this trade. Subsequent visits to India have led to other relationships beyond the spice growing community. Other organic whole foods, traditionally grown and processed for the domestic market have been sourced. Fragrant organic basmati rice, besan and rice flours, arrowroot starch and amaranth are now available. All grown and processed organically, the Pure Food Essentials range continues to grow as relationships are established. The team at Pure Food Essentials is committed to bringing you the best of Indian ingredients.