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Crocus sativus, 1887
Crocus sativus, 1887
Zingiber officinale, ginger
Zingiber officinale, ginger
Elettaria cardamomum, cardamom
Elettaria cardamomum, cardamom
Fenugreek
Fenugreek
Coriandrum sativum, coriander
Coriandrum sativum, coriander
Curcuma longa, turmeric
Curcuma longa, turmeric
Myristica fragrans, nutmeg
Myristica fragrans, nutmeg
Zingiber officinale, Roscoe (Ginger)
Zingiber officinale, Roscoe (Ginger)
Cuminum cyminum, cumin
Cuminum cyminum, cumin
Preparing cinnamon, Sri Lanka, 1880's
Preparing cinnamon, Sri Lanka, 1880's
Preparing cinnamon quills for drying, Sri lanka, 1880's
Preparing cinnamon quills for drying, Sri lanka, 1880's
Preparing cinnamon quills for drying, Sri lanka, 1880's Featured Image

Preparing cinnamon quills for drying, Sri lanka, 1880's

Preparing cinnamon quills for drying, Sri Lanka, 1880's. Once the inner bark has been cleaned, the quills are placed one inside another to form quills 1metre long, which are then dried on racks. They are sorted by quality, with the best cinnamon coming from the middle of the shoot

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