by Aparna G Agnihotri April. 18, 2009 1220 views

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 Mace
Cardamom - 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 cardamom
A 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.

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Awesome Green 11 years, 6 months ago

I luv spices

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ittakesallsorts 12 years ago

Great shots - brilliant - ;-)

12 years ago Edited
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