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About Tobacco

Tobacco is generally grown between the latitudes of 40° north and 40° south. Tobacco farms can be found in over 30 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Greece, Italy, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe,Tanzania, Spain, Turkey, and the United States.


Tobacco Types:

The three most commonly used tobacco types are Virginia (or 'flue-cured'), burley, and oriental.

Virginia (flue-cured) tobacco is often referred to as 'bright tobacco' because of the golden-yellow to deep-orange color it reaches during curing. Virginia tobacco is cured in heated barns (thus the name flue-cured). The curing process takes a week. Virginia tobacco has a light, bright aroma and taste. Major Virginia tobacco growing countries are Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Zimbabwe,Tanzania, and the U.S.

Burley tobacco is light to dark brown in color. Burley tobacco is air-cured in barns. During the long curing process, which takes up to two months, the tobacco loses most of its natural sugars, and develops a strong, almost cigar-like taste. Major Burley growing countries are Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Malawi, and the U.S.

Oriental tobacco is highly aromatic. It has small leaves which are harvested leaf by leaf, much like Virginia tobacco and sun-cured in the open air. Major oriental tobacco growing countries are Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, and Turkey.

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