This type of tobacco takes its name from the wood-fire curing process that is used to give the finished tobacco product a rich flavor profile which includes wood and smoke. It is always necessary to cure raw tobacco after harvesting and before it can be consumed. Tobacco curing is also known as color curing, because tobacco leaves are cured with the intention of changing their color and reducing their chlorophyll content. Curing tobacco has always been a process necessary to prepare the leaf for consumption because, in its raw, freshly picked state, the green tobacco leaf is too wet to ignite and smoke. Tobacco is hung in large barns where fires of hardwoods are kept on continuous or intermittent low smolder and takes between three days and ten weeks, depending on the process and the tobacco. Fire curing produces a tobacco low in sugar and high in nicotine. Pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, and snuff are fire cured.

In the USA, you can find both light and dark fire cured tobacco. Fire cured tobacco is used primarily for chewing tobaccos and snuff, but is also used for self-rolled cigarettes and pipe blends outside the U.S. In the past, flavor manufacturers produced extracts of fire cured tobaccos for use in tobacco products sold in Europe and the far-east. In recent years, a new trend has emerged incorporating fire cured tobacco into cigars, adding a new layer of flavor. This tobacco has not traditionally been used in producing cigars, as it can cause burn problems due to being cured to different humidity specifications than typical cigar tobacco. Fire cured tobacco is famous for its smoky, woodsy flavor, with light fire cured having a lighter smoked smell and flavor than dark fire cured tobacco. Some customers enjoy this lighter aroma and flavor in a cigarette or hookah blend, while others use it as a roll-your-own fronto leaf. The majority of dark fire-cured tobacco grown in the U.S. is grown in a limited geographical area covering western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. This tobacco is known for its pungent aroma and flavor.

Total Leaf Supply, LLC, sells high-quality whole leaf tobacco at the most competitive prices in the industry. Whether you’re looking for air cured, fire cured, flue cured, grabba, fronto or any other type of tobacco leaf, you’ll find it here. Our mission is to provide the highest quality tobacco at the best price by working directly with tobacco producers to get the best prices for our customers. If you’ve been looking for the most trustworthy supplier of top-quality whole leaf tobacco, look no further. Total Leaf Supply has the top-quality, premium whole leaf tobacco products you want.

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