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. Black pepper is produced from the still-green, unripe drupes of the pepper plant.
Cassia Vera is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savory foods. Cassia Vera is cultivated by growing the tree for two years, then coppicing it, i.e., cutting the stems at ground level.
Nutmeg is also known as Pala in Indonesia. The most important commercial species is Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas or Spice Islands of Indonesia. Nutmeg is usually used in powdered form.
Cubeb (Piper cubeba), or tailed pepper is a plant in genus Piper, cultivated for its fruit and essential oil. It is mostly grown in Java and Sumatra, hence sometimes called Java pepper. The fruits are gathered before they are ripe, and carefully dried.
The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple. The cashew seed, often simply called a cashew, is widely consumed. It is eaten on its own, used in recipes, or processed into cashew cheese or cashew butter.
Vanilla beans are fruit of vanilla orchid that grows in tropical regions. It can only be planted in definite conditions and take time to harvest the fruits as there are processes it must go through, such as pollination. Pollination can only be done in certain time and in a short span of time.