Spice crops

This page shows all spice crops by categories.

chilliChilies & peppers

Capsicum annuum is a species of the plant genus Capsicum native to southern North America and northern South America. This species is the most common and extensively cultivated of the five domesticated capsicums. The species encompasses a wide variety of shapes and sizes of peppers, both mild and hot, ranging from bell peppers to chili peppers.  (Source: Wikipedia)

AniseAnise, badian, and fennel

Anise (/ˈænɪs/; Pimpinella anisum), also called aniseed, is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. Its flavor has similarities with some other spices, such as star anise, fennel, and licorice. (Source: Wikipedia)

MintOther temporary spice crops

Any other of the Other temporary spice crop that don’t fit in the above classifications.

 Black pepperPepper

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. (Source: Wikipedia)

CardamomNutmeg, mace, cardamoms

Cardamom (/ˈkɑːrdəməm/) is a spice made from the seeds of several plants in the genera Elettaria and Amomum in the family Zingiberaceae. Both genera are native to India, the largest producer until the late 20th century; Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Nepal, and Pakistan. They are recognised by their small seed pods, triangular in cross-section and spindle-shaped, with a thin, papery outer shell and small black seeds. (Source: Wikipedia)


CinnamonCinnamon (canella)

Cinnamon (/ˈsɪnəmən/ sin-ə-mən) is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods. The term “cinnamon” also refers to its mid-brown colour. While Cinnamomum verum is sometimes considered to be “true cinnamon”; most cinnamon in international commerce is derived from related species, which are also referred to as “cassia” to distinguish them from “true cinnamon”.[1][2]Cinnamon is the name for perhaps a dozen species of trees and the commercial spice products that some of them produce. All are members of the genus Cinnamomum in the family Lauraceae. (Source: Wikipedia)


Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice. (Source: Wikipedia)


Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant, in the family Zingiberaceae whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.  (Source: Wikipedia)


Vanilla is a flavor derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla (V. planifolia). (Source: Wikipedia)

Drumstick TreeOther permanent spice crops

Any other of the Other permanent spice crop that don’t fit in the above classifications.

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