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About Spices

The main agricultural spices regulated by JACRA are grown in the following major production areas in Jamaica:

  • Pimento – St. Elizabeth, Westmoreland, St, Ann, Portland and St. Mary
  • Nutmeg – St. Mary, St. Catherine, St. Thomas and Portland
  • Ginger – St. James, Hanover, Trelawny, Westmoreland, Clarendon, Portland, St. Thomas and St. Andrew
  • Turmeric – Westmoreland and Hanover

Pimento is a major export commodity which accounts for 90% of the Spices division’s operations, with nutmeg accounting for 5%, ginger 4% and turmeric 1%.