Chilli Spice Production in Australia

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  • Published: 1 Apr 2000

  • Author(s): Klieber, Andreas

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Australian diets are changing rapidly, with a broad-based acceptance of spicy foods. Chillies are an
essential ingredient in Asian and Central American based foods that are becoming ever more popular.
It is estimated that $30 million could be added to the Australian economy by replacing importation of
chilli spice.
However, there are a number of impediments to the successful commercialisation of chillies for spice
production in Australia. This project was designed to make the chilli spice production system
economically feasible by addressing production, harvesting and processing constraints.
This report presents the results from these investigations and highlights a number of improvements to
the chilli production system that reduce the production costs of chilli spice, improve the quality of the
final product and make the industry internationally more competitive.
This project was funded from RIRDC Core Funds which are provided by the Federal Government.
This report, a new addition to RIRDC’s diverse range of over 450 research publications, forms part of
our Asian Foods R&D program, which aims foster the development of a viable Asian Foods Industry
in Australia.
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