Until the early part of the 19th century, the world bought spices in the whole form only; the user did the milling.
How far the spice shelf has come! Today, we have not only dried but freeze-dried spices, not only ground but custom milled spices and a wide selection of extractives. Moreover, a food processor can order spices in batch packs that supply a product’s entire seasoning needs in a single pour. Here is a rundown of the types of spice products commonly offered to industrial customers today.