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HI, WE’RE DIASPORA CO.!

We’re growing a better spice trade by sourcing the highest quality spices paying farmers an average 3x-5x the commodity price, and freshly milling and blending each spice and masala for maximum potency and flavor.

Diaspora Co. vs The Other Guys

Diaspora Co.
vs
The Other Guys

Single-Origin

Diaspora Co.

Yes! Our sourcing team visits and sources spices directly from partner farms, instead of via importers

Conventional Grocery Store Spices

Purchase from bulk importers that combine different varieties of spices from multiple regions

Indie Spice Shops

Mostly purchase from bulk importers

Other Single-Origin Spice Companies

Yes

Pay Farmers Living Wages

Diaspora Co.

Yes! An average 4x the commodity price

Conventional Grocery Store Spices

Indie Spice Shops

Other Single-Origin Spice Companies

Sometimes

Guaranteed Freshest Harvest

Diaspora Co.

Yes! Harvest & milling dates on every jar

Conventional Grocery Store Spices

Often 5-10 years old by the time you buy at the store

Indie Spice Shops

No transparency around harvest dates

Other Single-Origin Spice Companies

No transparency around harvest dates

Highest Quality Standards

Diaspora Co.

Yes! We lab test every spice for pesticides, microbial counts, and heavy metals, and share this information on our website

Conventional Grocery Store Spices

Often contain mold, heavy metals such as lead, and significant pesticide residue

Indie Spice Shops

Other Single-Origin Spice Companies

Only test some spices and rely on certifications instead of sharing test data

"Most of their spices have a chance of changing your life."
HuffPost
"This nutmeg is the best nutmeg I've ever gotten my nutmeg-crazed mitts on. Still in the shell!"
Alton Brown
"With notes of red wine and nutmeg, this black pepper is an epiphany!"
"It was better than any turmeric I have tasted."
"Diaspora Co.’s Pragati turmeric is so fragrant it’s almost intoxicating. The Aranya pepper smells like ripe fruit and tastes like smoke, chocolate, and mandarins."
"But Diaspora Co. is more than an Asian pantry marketplace: With tons of education and information about ingredient provenance, its website is also a platform for educating consumers and encouraging creativity in the kitchen."
Saveur

Farmer Spotlight

Parameswaran family & Aranya Black Pepper

Grown on the Parameswaran family farm, where Parameswaran and his son Akash have been naturally farming pepper for over 35 years, amidst passion fruit, tigers (no, really!), and the largest collection of bamboo and palm varieties in the region! Their Aranya pepper is vine ripened, hand harvested with utmost care to ensure maximum flavor and unreasonably tastiness.
Aranya Black Pepper

Aranya Black Pepper

Harvested in April 2022
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Aranya Black Pepper

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