Plant substances, often of exotic origin, used primarily for their flavor and pungency to enhance the taste of various recipes.
Small berries picked while still green and usually dried or preserved in brine or vinegar; this pepper is mild but very fragrant.
Small berries picked when very ripe, then dried and skinned; this pepper is less pungent than black pepper.
These dried berries, with a delicate fragrant and mildly pungent flavor, do not grow on the pepper tree but on another plant; it is used like pepper.
The most pungent and aromatic of the peppers, it comes from small berries that are picked while still green, then dried.
The dried floral bud of the clove tree. Whole, it is often used with ham or simmered onion dishes; when ground, it flavors items such as gingerbread.
Its seeds are larger and less pungent than the black mustard’s and are used especially to make American mustard.
The flavorful pungent seeds have a high concentration of essential oil; they are used whole, ground or as a flavoring agent.
Fruit of the juniper tree with a resinous smell and slightly bitter flavor; it is the basis for gin and also flavors marinades, sauerkraut, meat and pâtés.
Also called Jamaican spice; it is used to flavor savory or sweet dishes and certain liqueurs.