Turmeric is a member of the zingirberaceae family, a perennial plant with roots or tubers. The shape of the turmeric roots is normally a cylindrical curve. It has a peculiar fragrant odor and a bitter, slightly acrid taste with a deep orange to reddish-yellow colour.
Vanilla, a member of the orchid family, is a climbing monocot processing a stout, succulent stem; short petioled, oblong leaves. The inflorescence is a raceme with 20 or more flowers. Flowers are 6 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, either yellowish green or white. Fruit popularly known as ‘beans’ or ‘pods’ is a capsule, nearly cylindrical and about 14 cm long.
Pepper is the fruit or berry of a tropical, perennial climbing vine that grows about 6-7 m and is of the genus Piper nigrum, L. The fruit is known as peppercorn when dried.
White pepper, whole spherical corns are obtained by removing the dark skin of black pepper.
White pepper powder is the ground-dried berry obtained by removing the dark skin of black pepper and is used s a spice and seasoning.