Turkish Spices & Herbs &
Forestry Aromatics

The Most Beautiful Presents of Nature

    Quick Facts
  • Miraculous Gifts of Forests
  • Herbal Scents
  • Natural Medicine
  • Natural Flavour
  • Natural Variety
  • Gifts of Nature, Right Price
  • Fast Transportation
  • Export to
    143 countries
  • Production
    22.3 million tons
  • Companies
    105
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Flavor
of nature
Despite almost every country having its own food culture, they all have one thing in common - adding herbs, spices, and forestry aromatics to foods makes them delicious! Spices and herbs are often used in many cuisines to add flavor to food, provide aromatic finishes, and taking advantage of their benefits complement dishes.
Some spices bring the flavor of the dish to the fore, while others balance the flavors. Herbs are typically used in stews, roasts, casseroles, soups with relatively long cooking time, marinades, and for pickling. Their flavor combines well with other ingredients. Some herbs are primarily used as a flavoring to enhance the taste of pork, lamb, beef, and sausages. The dried leaves can also be used to make herbal tea, which has many health benefits. Today, imagining life without spices is impossible. Spices enhance flavor, help preserve food, and prove to be incredibly healthy. They have always been sought-after products for their miraculous properties. Türkiye is home to 12,000 plant varieties and has incredible potential for aromatic herbs and spices. It is a leader in the export of dried oregano and laurel leaves in the World. At the crossroads of civilizations, Türkiye has long been a hub for trading spices. For millennia, it was the heart of the spice route with the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul functioning as one of the most famous spice hubs in the world. Turkish people use aromatic herbs and spices extensively in their cooking. Dried oregano, dried mint, laurel leaves, allspice, cinnamon, cumin, sumac, and pepper are among the most popular.
Meet the gifts of nature
Medicine of nature
Medicinally, leaves have been used as an antiseptic and antioxidant. Almost all have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and also possess antibacterial activity.
Leaves have been used to treat many different ailments and herbs and leaves are also powerful antioxidants. They may help to prevent cell damage caused by free radicals, which are likely involved in inflammation, degenerative arthritis, and the aging process in general.
Smells of nature
When we look at perfumes we clearly see herbs, spices, and forestry aromatics on the top of their ingredient lists. Essential oils are known to stimulate the senses as well as to be beneficial to human health.
Perfume notes often come across forestry aromatics, to reach the targeted senses more quickly and increase sensory pleasure. Today, with natural products coming to the fore, these aromatics came out of perfume notes and became perfumes on their own. Now, many people prefer natural products and avoid using artificial products. With the help of different spices, herbs, and forestry aromatics they can create their own perfumes.

Gifts of Türkiye’s Nature!

National Advantages
In the land of the Anatolian peninsula, which is surrounded by four seas, fertility shoots from its shores to the mountain peaks, from pastures on slopes to the plains between rivers, and from deltas to valleys.

Due to Türkiye’s climatic and ecological conditions, many herbs and spices are cultivated or gathered from the natural vegetation, leading to the presence of approximately 4,500 varieties of medicinal and aromatic plants. The non-wood products derived from those plants are generally exported as raw or semi-raw materials while some of the products are consumed in domestic markets as medicine, or as culinary and aromatic substances.

Product Types
Laurel leaves
Dried pepper
Sumac
Oregano
Sage
Cumin
Rosemary
Fennel
Anise
Carob tree
Bay leaves
Pine nut
Medical plants
Ornamental plants
Resin
Colorant/dye plants
Licorice
Turkish Spices & Herbs & Forestry Aromatics
FACTS
Miraculous Gifts of Forests

Essential oils obtained from leaves are mainly employed as a friction rub for topical problems. This rubbing oil is prepared by first diluting the raw oil in a carrier oil and it is then massaged on aching muscles and joints for a soothing effect. The essential oils contain disinfectant and anti-fungal properties, this prevents any microbial and fungal infection from affecting the skin. Recent studies have revealed that seeds might also have anti-carcinogenic properties. In laboratory tests, some herbs were shown to reduce the risk of stomach and liver tumors in animals.

Herbal Scents

The most crucial notes in perfumes are spices. Aromatic spices that appeal to different senses make perfumes more intense, just as they make them more permanent. Spices, the secret weapon of many popular perfumes, can create completely different fragrances when combined with different ingredients and are also the basis for those who want to make their own perfume.

Natural Medicine

Spices, herbs, and leaves can be used in salves and liniments for rheumatism, bruises, and skin problems and have been used as an herbal remedy for headaches. In general, extracts have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties and may play a complementary role in the treatment of many diseases, or could suffice as a treatment by themselves.

Natural Flavour

As with many spices and flavorings, the fragrance of the herbs is more noticeable in cooked foods than the taste. When dried the fragrance is generally herbal and slightly floral so they can qualify as a natural sweetener.

Natural Variety

Türkiye is rich in aromatic plants! Some essential non-wood products such as resin, resinous wood, storax of sweetgum, eucalyptus leaves, thyme, fruits of the Mount Tabor Oak, sumac, the mahaleb cherry, the terebinth tree, the stone pine, the bark of the Turkish pine, and the corms of snowdrop and other bulbous plants are found here.

Gifts of Nature, Right Price

Türkiye’s natural wealth and abundance of natural resources give it the opportunity to export many products at fair price.

Fast Transportation

Türkiye's geographical location provides easy transportation to almost anywhere in the world.

All these gifts of nature are waiting for you. Now, is the time to import them.

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