Cloves are flower buds harvested and dried in shade. Once the flowers bloom the spiciness of the clove is lost to a great extent.The stalks on which the buds occur are also flavorful. Cardamom, Nutmeg And MaceCardamom - Mature fruits are harvested, dried in shade. These are green cardamom.Mace and Nutmeg - Nutmeg is a stone enclosed with a red Aril which is fragrant this spice is Mace. Once the fruit opens it reveals the red aril. Glossy nutmeg once the mace has been removed. Amidst cardamomA fragrant bouquet A nutmeg fruit reveals the Mace covring the nutmeg Black gold in the making.Pepper corns!!!Red ones are the ripe ones which become white pepper corns.Green ones are mature fruit which become black pepper corns.