Spice trade | Britannica - Asian spices from the 1400 s
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The spice trade refers to the trade between historical civilizations in Asia, Northeast Africa and Europe. Spices such as cinnamon, cassia, cardamom, ginger, pepper, and turmeric . Sulaima al-Mahr writes: "East of Timor [where sandalwood is found] are the islands of Bandam and they are the islands where nutmeg and. East, had embarked on its own production, but Europe had no substitutes for Asian spices. Pepper is an everyday item of consumption and relatively cheap.