Sample Common Name Part Used
Xylopia aethiopica (XA) African/ Ethiopia pepper Fruit
Piper guineense (PG)  Ashanti/ Black pepper Seed
Monodora myristica (MM) African nutmeg Seed
Aframomum melegueta (AM) Alligator pepper or Grains of paradise  Seed
Aframomum danielli (AD) Bastered melegueta Seed
Syzygium aromaticum (SA)              Tropical clove Flower
Clerodendrum volubile (CV)             Unknown (Locally Known as Obenetete in South eastern Nigeria) Leaf
Table 1: Description of Some commonly consumed Nigerian Spices.