Russian spice? No thanks!

You might like check the origins of your spice cabinet in 2024 with Eurostat figures published December 27 showing that in 2022 large quantities of food spices continued to be imported into the EU from aggressor state Russia.

Food products are not on the EU sanctions list, but nevertheless, consumers might like the option of avoiding items of Russian origin.

More than 50% of coriander seeds imported into the EU in 2022 came from Russia, totalling more than 10,000 tonnes. There were also significant quantities of juniper berries, paprika powder, turmeric, and pepper seeds.  

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