​​​​​​​​John H. Elton, Inc.               Spice Brokers                          Global Services Since 1949   


Proud Member of:
American Spice Trade Association (ASTA)  

©2023  John H. Elton Inc.  New York, NY USA

Spice & Commodity Brokers in Forest Hills, New York

John H. Elton, Inc., is a full service ingredient brokerage house specializing in herbs, spices, dried fruits and nuts.    


​About Us

John H. Elton founded our company in 1949 in New York. His son Ron joined the family business in 1983, and has been President since 1993.  

We have evolved into a full service spice and food ingredient brokerage house. Our emphasis on communication and high end information systems have enabled us to offer complete, concise and critical market information to help our customers make timely decisions and enhance their ability to generate profits.

Our trading desk has over 90 years of combined experience in the spice and specialty food industries. The JHE support staff efficiently handles financial, shipping, trucking, claims and regulatory issues. This assists our customers immensely and allows our trading desk to concentrate on what they do best.
The spice and food ingredient communities find our bi-weekly JHE Market Report insightful, informative, sagacious and spicy. 

The JHE main office is in New York; we also have exclusive agents in Wu Zhou, China, and Cochin, India.

We are truly a company that never rests. You will always find a JHE person working for you at all times of the day, any day of the week. Our trading staff speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Indian, Mandarin, Cantonese and Indonesian/Malay dialects, which enables us to easily and effectively communicate with our global clientele.

Some on our team are childhood friends of our suppliers. These strong personal ties have augmented even stronger business relationships. Business is not “as usual” but personal at John H. Elton, Inc. The fact that we’ve been in business for over 70 years is testimony to JHE’s commitment to integrity and honesty – the cornerstone of successful collaboration.

John H. Elton, Inc. is proud to be a member of the American Spice Trade Association (ASTA).

We invite you to be part of our global network and allow us to leverage our combined experience and expertise to meet your business needs.