A plant from the exotic orchid family, the beans of the Vanilla are commonly used to obtain the vanilla oil or extract used extensively worldwide in the food industry. It is also used in the pharmaceutical industry as a flavouring agent in syrups. It is also used as a fragrance in the perfume industry.
Turmeric may be considered the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Many high quality studies have shown that it has major benefits for our body and brain. IOFPCL procures turmeric from its member-farmers of Wayanad and Idukki districts of Kerala.
Nutmeg is a popular spice that has a long list of associated health benefits, including its ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, strengthen cognitive function, detoxify the body, boost skin health, alleviate oral conditions, reduce insomnia, increase immune system function, prevent leukaemia, and improve blood circulation. IOFPCL procures nutmeg from its member-farmers in Idukki, Kannur and Palakkad districts of Kerala.
We procure the best quality Robusta coffee from our member-farmers in the Wayanad region. Our coffee is shade-grown at an elevation of 600-900 metres above mean sea level. A large variety of crops like pepper, cardamom, vanilla, ginger and banana grow alongside the coffee plants in the estates of our member-farmers. Our coffee is mild with a fine aroma and is exported as Organic and Fairtrade certified to GEPA, Germany.
The land of coconut palms, canals and backwaters, Kerala derives its very name from“Kera” which means Coconut in its native language Malayalam. Organic coconut and coconut oil have a growing demand in the world market today. IOFPCL procures its organic coconut from the member-farmers in the Palakkad and Kannur districts of Kerala. The oil is also milled at organic certified oil milling plants in Kerala.
The Latin name for cocoa – Theobroma literally means “The Food of the Gods”. Cocoa is a plantation crop and is obtained from our member-farmers in the Idukki and Palakkad regions of Kerala. IOFPCL has been exporting cocoa to Switzerland where it has been made into some of the finest chocolate at Chocolat Stella-Bernrain.
Black pepper is grown extensively throughout Kerala as an inter-crop to other plantation crops. The best of organic black pepper is procured from our member-farmers of the Malabar region which is endowed with a congenial climate and richsoil. The ‘Malabar Garbled’ and ‘Tellichery Garbled Special Extra Bold’ (‘Wayanadan’) are some of the famous grades of black pepper.