Established in 1952,
“LANCO” is known for its commitment to supply of Indian
Turmeric and Chillies of Highest International Standards to millions
of spice loving people worldwide. With its fourth generation continuing
the tradition, today “LANCO” has grown as a Major Sourcing
Partner of Turmeric and Chillies for a number of Spices Importers
and consumers worldwide. Traditionally involved in processing and
export of Turmeric, Chillies and other spices, today “LANCO”
is a name that inspires immediate trust in the International Food
The company is based
at Erode, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India, which is
a major producing center of Turmeric in India. The company also
has its branch at Guntur, in the southern state of Andra Pradesh
in India which is a major producing center of Chillies in India.
Since LANCO’s has its own presence in these
major producing centers of Turmeric and Chillies, it has free access
to abundant supplies of Fresh Turmeric and Chillies of Finest Quality,
through direct buying of raw materials from Farmers and Dealers
in these producing centers. This gives us a competitive advantage
both in terms of prices and quality.
has set up its own processing plant and In-House Testing Facilities
for Turmeric Powder at Erode and Own processing plant and In-House
Testing Facilities for Chilli Powder at Guntur. The processing plants
are Modern and Temperature controlled system equipped in a way to
have “Minimum Human Interference” so that the spices
does not get contaminated and loose its aroma due to Constant Human
For its In-House Testing, LANCO has set up its
own Laboratory called LANCO LABORATORY. The Lab is certified by
AGMARK, Government of India for testing of Spices. The Lab Chemist
and Technicians are also certified by AGMARK. Every lot of spices
produced and dispatched from LANCO is tested for stringent Quality
Specifications at LANCO LABORATORY. Naturally “LANCO’s”
products are certified by AGMARK for its quality and purity. Besides
LANCO is constantly working with other reputed International Quality
Control Laboratories to meet International Quality requirements.
company operates under the brand name LANCO which is a Trade Mark
registered with the Trade Mark Registry Office in India since 1983
bearing Registered Trade Mark No. 400041. Since its inception, LANCO
is identified as the brand for all Quality conscious Spice Importers,
Traders and Consumers worldwide.
is known as the 'The home of spices'. There is no other country
in the world that produces as many kinds of spices as India. The
climate of the country is suitable for almost all spices. Spices
constitute an important group of agricultural commodities which
are virtually indispensable in the culinary art. In India, spices
are important commercial crops from the point of view of both domestic
consumption and export. Besides, huge quantities of spices are also
being consumed within the country for flavouring foods and are also
used in medicine, pharmaceutical, perfumery, cosmetics and several
According to the International Organization For Standardisation
(ISO); The term 'spices and condiments' applies to “such natural
plant or vegetable products or mixtures thereof, in whole or ground
form, as are used for imparting flavour, aroma and piquancy to and
for seasoning of foods”.
There are over 80 spices grown in different parts of the world and
around 50 spices are grown in India. The spices that India can offer
in abundant quantities are pepper, ginger, turmeric, chilli, cardamom,
celery, fenugreek, fennel, cumin, dill, coriander, cinnamon, ajowan
(bishop's weed), cassia, clove, nutmeg and mace. India commands
a formidable position in the World Spice Trade with 45% share in
Volume and 30% in Value.
Major spices of export are pepper, cumin, cardamom, ginger, turmeric
and chillies. Other minor spices include ajowan, aniseed, celery
seed, caraway, fennel, fenugreek, coriander, garlic, onion, saffron,
vanilla etc. Among the spices exported, pepper has the leading position
in terms of both quantity and value realised. The 'Alleppey Green'
Cardamom is considered the best grade available in the world.
Spices are well-known as appetizers and are
considered essential in the culinary art all over the world. They
add tang and flavour to otherwise insipid foods. Some of them also
possess antioxidant properties, while others are used as preservatives
in some foods like pickles and chutneys, etc.
Some spices also possess strong anti-microbial and antibiotic activities.
Many of them possess medicinal properties and have a profound effect
on human health, since they effect many functional processes. For
instance, spices intensify salivary flow. They cleanse the oral
cavity from food adhesion and bacteria, they help to check, infection
and caries and protect the mucous membrane. Spices act as a stimulates
to the digestive system and help digestion in many ways. Spices
possibly activate the adreno-cortical function and fortify resistance
and physical capacity. Stroke frequency , and blood pressure can
be diminished or augmented by means of spices.
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