Overall activity is slower, mainly due to the tensions in Middle East. Buyers ( Saudi and Dubai traders ) holding back a little. The bottom line is the market is a little weaker today, so bids are being looked seriously at.

Beware of Chia seeds mixed into Cardamom Seeds at a rate of 5 – 10%. These seeds look almost the same as cardamom seeds, but are differentiated by being slightly more shiny / smooth. Also beware of Cardamom Seeds from India with high pesticide residue levels.

 

Rains thwart Brazilian soyabean harvest
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Andrew Barker

An international food broker, with main activity in spices and herbs.