The spice trade developed throughout the Indian subcontinent by at earliest 2000 BCE with cinnamon and black pepper, and in East Asia with herbs and pepper. The Egyptians used herbs for mummification and their demand for exotic spices and herbs helped stimulate world trade. The word spice comes from the Old French word espice, which became epice, and which came from the Latin root spec, the noun referring to “appearance, sort, kind”: species has the same root.
The Indian spices market is projected to reach approximately USD 18 billion by 2020, with growth in the sector expects to be led by branded spices and spice mixes. India being the largest spice producing country producing 50 different types of spices people are looking for ready-made food, and spice powder makes their cooking more accessible. Hence the usage of the spice powder is increasing consistently and futuristic.