Black Pepper

Black Pepper

Dried, mature berries of a tropical vine. The whole dried berry (peppercorn) is used for black pepper. Black peppers are native to India and are extensively cultivated there and elsewhere in tropical regions.

Cardamom

Cardamom

Orange colored roots (rhizomes) of a member of the ginger family. Provides color for prepared mustards, curry powder, mayonnaise, sauces, pickles, relishes.

Cloves

Cloves

Dried, unopened flower buds of an evergreen tree. Intriguing, nail-like shape makes exotic garnish. Ground cloves very strong flavored and quite bitter tasting.

Ginger

Ginger

Dried roots (rhizomes) of a member of the zingiber family. Root pieces are called "hands." Smooth, straw-colored ones have been peeled, bleached. Ginger is available in several different forms, the most common of which are fresh and powdered. Fresh ginger has a very sharp flavor. Powdered ginger works well in baked goods, and is also useful in making spice rubs.

Elcha (Big cardamom)

Elcha (Big cardamom)

Dried roots (rhizomes) of a member of the zingiber family. Root pieces are called "hands." Smooth, straw-colored ones have been peeled, bleached. Ginger is available in several different forms, the most common of which are fresh and powdered. Fresh ginger has a very sharp flavor. Powdered ginger works well in baked goods, and is also useful in making spice rubs.

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