October – 2023
Introducing SPOG Original Natural Organic Seasoning.
As a chef and food expert, the founder of SPOG Foods Company has brought the essence of seasoning combinations into one simple package. SPOG Original Natural Organic Seasoning is the culmination of more than fifty years’ cooking and creating foods for every tastebud and palate. One common denominator among these icons of food culture is that they each with their own encyclopedic story of empires and fortunes made in delivering what have become necessities of modern human life for more than 5,000 years.
This simple food product has been crafted with your healthy enjoyment of outdoor cooking at heart. From classic outdoor favorites such as steaks, chops, burgers, chicken, seafood, and grilled veggies, to all your favorite outdoor soups and stews – even creamy, luscious elevated mac and cheese! In fact, nearly any fruit, protein or vegetable will be happy with these carefully curated seasoning ingredients.
It’s time to take SPOG with you on your next food adventure.
Born at the Grand Canyon. Inspired by the Great Outdoors.
And now, yours to take with you anywhere, anytime
to enhance your outdoor cooking experience!
Why SPOG ?
Global awareness of food values, sustainability, fair-trade and other modern agricultural practices have in turn placed a lens on the often-volatile spice trade. As anyone would know who pays for gas (or solar-electric, wind-power, hydrogen or any other power source) the term “logistics” rears its ugly head by creating obstacles for delivery of commodities, as spices and other essential seasonings have become a key component in global domination of markets that do not necessarily require special environments for proper growth and harvest, and which might in fact be sourced locally from small sustainable farms and operations.
Garlic and Onion.
The “Allium Sisters” – Allium Cepa (onion), and Allium Sativum (Garlic) are readily available and relatively easy to grow in an organic gardening environment in most of the growing regions of the US, as well as most other temperate climates in both hemispheres. To this end we currently procure organic onion and garlic seasoning from small organic farmers exclusively in the US. This is in way to be construed as an attempt to curtail global commerce – it is a simple fact that these 2 ingredients can be sourced locally, enriching the lives of local organic farmers and keeping the carbon footprint to a minimum.
Salt (sodium chloride)
Natural sea salt is readily available in the North and South hemispheres in many forms. Our sources for natural sea salt are world-class salt afficionados. All our salt is certified natural and Kosher and derives primarily from sources within and on the continental US.
Pepper (piper nigrum, or Black Pepper)
Black pepper is obtained by drying the ripe green berries of the piper nigrum plant. It is widely used by the food industry, in processed meat and in confectionery products. Black pepper is mostly used in three forms – powder, oil and oleoresin. Most countries import whole pepper berries and convert them into powder or granules. The pepper vine thrives best in the tropics, in a moist, hot climate, at elevations from 1500 feet mean sea level, with an evenly distributed rainfall of about 100 inches. The richest growth is seen on fertile, flat or gently sloping land, rich in humus with good drainage and light shade.
The pepper vine thrives best in the tropics, in a moist, hot climate, at elevations from 1500 feet mean sea level, with an evenly distributed rainfall of about 100 inches. The richest growth is seen on fertile, flat or gently sloping land, rich in humus with good drainage and light shade. Between 1997 and 2002, world production of pepper (piper nigrum) increased dramatically from 189,000 tons to 341,000 tons which was an increase of over 12% per annum. The increase in production is mostly attributed to Vietnam’s emergence as a major pepper producer. However, output from the other producing countries also increased substantially during this period, with increased production coming from Brazil, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and China.
To this end, SPOG Foods is currently in talks with Brazilian producers (as well as other prospects soon to be discussed) who are currently engaged in global trade negotiations to replace other more harmful crops being grown in Amazonia and other rain forests with more stable, globally accepted and requested ingredients such as piper nigrum.