India, since the beginning of civilization attracted spice traders from all parts of the world. India for the rest of the world has been the most favorite destination for the magic of spices. In search of the Indian spices, Columbus sailed to land himself in the United States of America but Vasco De Gama had no mistake and found the land of spices when history was created at Kozhikode Beach during 1498. The Dutch, Persians, Arabs, Jews, the French, Portuguese and finally the British were involved in their fights to grab a major share of Indian Spices which later made history, a history of this great country, India. It was in the historical city of Kozhikode where MARKETFED was born in the co-operative sector to help the farming community of this vibrant state enriched with varieties of cash crops including spices.
Spices sweet smell; sharp-tasting substances used for flavoring and are the main ingredients for any tasty food. The use of spices has been steadily increasing all over the world due to increasing inhabitation of Indian Community in developed countries and newly developed taste for Indian delicacies. Apart from whole spices, India exports lot of ground and ready to use spices too and India is emerging as a major exporter of spices in the world. India has been the world's most favorite spice land since the beginning of civilization. Kerala produces the best spices available in the world market today and earns huge foreign exchange by regularly exporting different spices to the International markets.
Kerala Marketfed has an important role in the trade of spices. The State of Kerala, in the extreme South West of India, lies exactly in the trading route between Europe and the far Pacific, bounded by the Arabian Sea and a luxuriantly wooded chain of mountains, the Western and the Eastern Ghats, this area with its exuberant tropical vegetation and with 41 rivers and imposing waterfalls is truly awe-inspiring in its stark grandeur.