The Spice Trade: The Importance of the Indian Subcontinent, Salt, and Cinnamon in Antiquity

During the Medieval Age, stealing a handful of uncracked peppercorns was as lucrative as robbing a bank during the modern day in terms of financial gain. Black pepper was once the world’s most sought after spice and it originates in Kerala, India. Pepper was a method of undeniably stating ones wealth and prestige for much of history, with the love affair between human beings and pepper dating back to the ancient Romans. The romans referred to pepper as “piper nigrum”. Black pepper, white pepper,...

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