Zanzibar was once grew a lot of spices to support its economy – mainly cloves. But now that the economy turned to tourism, they’ve made “Spice Tours”.
So in the tour they bring you around some plantations to see the different spices and fruits. Being in a tropical climate, most of the spices and fruits are similar to the ones you can find in the backyards of Malaysia.
See fruits like jackfruit, starfruit and even the durian. Spices like cloves, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, lemon grass, nutmeg and vanilla. However, there are some local fruits too like the elephant apple (fruit not edible, but can be used for hair gel instead), golden mango (which taste kinda like a ripe and sweet ..err.. that little green thing which I cant remember the name).