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WHY US?

Sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas.
Grown by women in Nepal.
Manufactured by Nepali refugees in the U.S.


At the Nepali Spice Co., our mission is to foster economic empowerment for Nepali women living in the U.S. and in Nepal while providing a high-quality unique experience for spice lovers worldwide.

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We offer five types of spices:

Himalayan Chili Powder
Himalayan Turmeric Powder
Himalayan Garlic Powder
Himalayan Ginger Powder
Himalayan Tea Masala

Visit our Spice Store to buy spices!

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About us

 
 

Social Enterprise

Nepali Spice Company is a Social Enterprise owned in part by our non-profit beneficiary, Act for Humanity. Nepali Spice Co. uses commercial opportunities to accomplish the goals of our mission by employing local refugees, partnering with socially driven suppliers in Nepal, and contributing 10% of profits to Act for Humanity’s educational and empowerment programs in Lancaster and Nepal.

Social Enterprises:

  • Have a clear social and/or environmental mission set out as part of their governance

  • Generate the majority of their income through trade

  • Reinvest the majority of their profits

  • Are autonomous of state

  • Are controlled in the interests of the social mission

  • Are accountable and transparent

Nepali Spice Company is supported by the Social Enterprise Institute at Elizabethtown College, which brings together faculty members, industry fellows of the Institute, and students, to collaborate on social enterprise development initiatives that create sustainable social and economic value both domestically and internationally. They do this by building upon a deep respect for the talent, passion, and dedication of those who have devoted their lives to working for the common good.

BENEFIT CORPORATION

Nepali Spice Company is a certified Benefit Corporation.

A benefit corporation is a traditional corporation with modified obligations committing it to higher standards of purpose, accountability, and transparency.

Benefit Corporations have the following

1.     Purpose: Benefit corporations commit to creating public benefit and sustainable value in addition to generating profit. This sustainability is an integral part of the value proposition.

2.     Accountability: Benefit corporations are committed to considering the company’s impact on society and the environment in order to create long-term sustainable value for all stakeholders.

3. Transparency: Benefit corporations are required to report annually, in most states, and using a third party standard, showing their progress towards achieving social and environmental impact to their shareholders and in most cases the wider public.

 
 

Our spices

Visit the
spice store to order your spices today.

Chili powder can also be known as chili pepper, or cayenne pepper. It is used in many different cuisines to add flavor and pungency to dishes, including Tex-Mex, Indian, Chinese, Korean, and Thai. Chili powder is also known to have several health benefits, including red blood cell formation, maintaining healthy blood pressure, digestion, fighting infections, and is good for the hair and skin. We offer ground chili powder, sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal.

Chili powder can also be known as chili pepper, or cayenne pepper. It is used in many different cuisines to add flavor and pungency to dishes, including Tex-Mex, Indian, Chinese, Korean, and Thai. Chili powder is also known to have several health benefits, including red blood cell formation, maintaining healthy blood pressure, digestion, fighting infections, and is good for the hair and skin. We offer ground chili powder, sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal.

Tea Masala is a famous traditional drink in Nepal and other parts of southern Asia and is often referred to as chai tea, which usually consists of a mix of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, and bay leaves steeped with milk, water, sugar, and black tea leaves.  Our Tea Masala is sourced from the foothills of Himalayan Nepal and provides a convenient pre-mixed blend of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and bayleaf that can be used in your favorite recipe.  Recommended recipe:   Serving size – 1   Milk – ½ c Water – ½ c Tea Masala – 1 tsp Sugar – 1 tsp (more or less depending on preference of sweetness) Black pepper – a few cracks (optional for added spice) Black tea (recommended Ilam, Assam, or Darjeeling tea from Nepal) – 1 tsp. of loose tea, or 1 tea bag if you don’t have loose tea  Directions: Heat water and milk in a saucepan. Add sugar, Tea Masala, and black pepper (optional) and stir well until the mixture comes to a boil. Add the black tea, turn the heat down and let simmer for 3-4 minutes. Use a strainer to pour the tea into a cup (unless using a tea bag).

Tea Masala is a famous traditional drink in Nepal and other parts of southern Asia and is often referred to as chai tea, which usually consists of a mix of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, and bay leaves steeped with milk, water, sugar, and black tea leaves.

Our Tea Masala is sourced from the foothills of Himalayan Nepal and provides a convenient pre-mixed blend of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and bayleaf that can be used in your favorite recipe.

Recommended recipe:

Serving size – 1

Milk – ½ c
Water – ½ c
Tea Masala – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp (more or less depending on preference of sweetness)
Black pepper – a few cracks (optional for added spice)
Black tea (recommended Ilam, Assam, or Darjeeling tea from Nepal) – 1 tsp. of loose tea, or 1 tea bag if you don’t have loose tea

Directions: Heat water and milk in a saucepan. Add sugar, Tea Masala, and black pepper (optional) and stir well until the mixture comes to a boil. Add the black tea, turn the heat down and let simmer for 3-4 minutes. Use a strainer to pour the tea into a cup (unless using a tea bag).

Garlic is the edible bulb from a plant in the lily family. It has been used as a spice and as a traditional remedy for various health conditions throughout many parts of the world. It can add flavor to any dish and is used extensively in cooking such as meat, vegetables, soups, stews, roasts, stirfrys, stuffings, salad dressings, etc.  Garlic is often used as a dietary supplement for ailments such as high blood cholesterol and blood pressure, the common cold, and as a preventative approach to preventing cancer and other diseases (NCCIH).  We offer ground garlic, sourced from the Himalayan foothills of Nepal.

Garlic is the edible bulb from a plant in the lily family. It has been used as a spice and as a traditional remedy for various health conditions throughout many parts of the world. It can add flavor to any dish and is used extensively in cooking such as meat, vegetables, soups, stews, roasts, stirfrys, stuffings, salad dressings, etc.

Garlic is often used as a dietary supplement for ailments such as high blood cholesterol and blood pressure, the common cold, and as a preventative approach to preventing cancer and other diseases (NCCIH).

We offer ground garlic, sourced from the Himalayan foothills of Nepal.

Turmeric’s mild, warm, and peppery taste is commonly used for vegetable sautés, rice, soups, tea, smoothies, and even eggs. It is a key ingredient in curry and other southern Asian cuisines. Turmeric also contains special medicinal value and is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for many conditions, such as asthma, rheumatologic conditions, pain, and fatigue. Today, it is also commonly used as a dietary supplement for inflammation, arthritis, stomach, skin, liver, and gallbladder problems, and cancer.  Turmeric’s underground stems (rhizomes) are dried and made into capsules, tablets, teas, or extracts.  Turmeric grows in southern Asia and Central America. We offer ground turmeric, sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal.

Turmeric’s mild, warm, and peppery taste is commonly used for vegetable sautés, rice, soups, tea, smoothies, and even eggs. It is a key ingredient in curry and other southern Asian cuisines. Turmeric also contains special medicinal value and is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for many conditions, such as asthma, rheumatologic conditions, pain, and fatigue. Today, it is also commonly used as a dietary supplement for inflammation, arthritis, stomach, skin, liver, and gallbladder problems, and cancer.

Turmeric’s underground stems (rhizomes) are dried and made into capsules, tablets, teas, or extracts.

Turmeric grows in southern Asia and Central America. We offer ground turmeric, sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal.