One of the world’s most ancient spices, green cardamom comes from the seeds of a ginger-like plant and is native to southern India. Illicium verum, commonly called star anise, star aniseed, or Chinese star anise is a spice that closely resembles anise in flavor, obtained from the star-shaped pericarp of Illicium verum, a medium-sized native evergreen tree of northeast Vietnam and southwest China.... Cassia typically refers to cassia bark, the spice made from the bark of East Asian trees related to the “”true cinnamon”” (Cinnamomum verum) of Sri Lanka. Cassia is the typical “”cinnamon”” marketed in North America but... Black and white peppercorns are both the fruit of the pepper plant, but they are processed differently. Black peppercorns are picked when almost ripe and sun-dried, turning the outer layer black. To produce white peppercorns, this outer layer is removed before or... Fennel is a flowering plant species in the celery family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae. It is the sole species in the genus Foeniculum. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. Cumin, also known as Zeera, is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to India. Its seeds are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form.