New Crops Info 2014
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Species attracting attention:
for likely flavouring/spice production

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely flavouring/spice production
amongst the 68 crop uses/products investigated for each species

Listings of species attracting attention by scientific name, common name or keyword are available here.
The listing of all species on the website is available here.

Other likely crop uses/products investigated are:

[allelopathy]  [aquatic]  [beverage]  [biofuel]  [bioindicator]  [birdseed]  [boundary]  [breeding]  [cane/bamboo]  [cereal]  [charcoal]  [chewing]  [clothing fibre]  [companion plant]  [cosmetics]  [cut flower]  [dietary fibre]  [dye]  [erosion control]  [essential oil]  [fodder]  [food dye]  [food for humans]  [forage]  [fruit]  [fuelwood]  [genetics]  [grain legume]  [green manure]  [hemiparasite]  [honey]  [host for disease]  [industrial product]  [insect repellent]  [insectivorous]  [jewellery]  [medicinal]  [model]  [nut]  [nutraceutical]  [oilseed/fat]  [ornamental]  [paper pulp]  [pesticide]  [phytoamelioration]  [phytoextractive]  [plant grafting]  [plant gum]  [poison]  [pseudocereal]  [psychoactive]  [resin]  [revegetation]  [rubber]  [seagrass]  [shade]  [smoking]  [soil amelioration]  [starch]  [sweetener]  [tannin]  [timber]  [turf]  [vegetable]  [wastewater treatment]  [weed]  [wood fibre]


Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):

Species name

Flavouring/Spice (83.0)

Amomum subulatum

Flavouring/Spice (76.1)

Piper nigrum

Flavouring/Spice (74.2)

Elettaria cardamomum

Flavouring/Spice (73.9)

Pimenta dioica

Flavouring/Spice (58.7)

Wasabia japonica

Flavouring/Spice (57.9)

Salvia viridis

Flavouring/Spice (47.0)

Illicium verum

Flavouring/Spice (46.5)

Vanilla planifolia

Flavouring/Spice (46.3)

Myristica fragrans

Flavouring/Spice (43.0)

Cuminum cyminum

Flavouring/Spice (41.9)

Tasmannia lanceolata

Flavouring/Spice (39.5)

Rhus coriaria

Flavouring/Spice (39.0)

Crocus sativus

Flavouring/Spice (31.4)

Cinnamomum tamala

Flavouring/Spice (30.9)

Monodora myristica

Flavouring/Spice (30.7)

Pimpinella anisum

Flavouring/Spice (27.8)

Curcuma longa

Flavouring/Spice (27.7)

Coriandrum sativum

Flavouring/Spice (26.6)

Zanthoxylum piperitum

Flavouring/Spice (25.5)

Boesenbergia pandurata

Flavouring/Spice (24.6)

Kaempferia galanga

Flavouring/Spice (23.7)

Anethum graveolens

Flavouring/Spice (23.5)

Origanum majorana

Flavouring/Spice (23.4)

Alpinia mutica

Flavouring/Spice (22.5)

Syzygium aromaticum

Flavouring/Spice (22.5)

Cinnamomum burmannii

Flavouring/Spice (22.4)

Armoracia rusticana

Flavouring/Spice (22.0)

Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Flavouring/Spice (22.0)

Curcuma domestica

Flavouring/Spice (21.7)

Carum carvi

Flavouring/Spice (21.4)

Amomum villosum

Flavouring/Spice (21.1)

Mentha cordifolia

Flavouring/Spice (21.1)

Zingiber officinale

Flavouring/Spice (18.7)

Trachyspermum ammi

Flavouring/Spice (18.4)

Mahonia bealei

Flavouring/Spice (18.3)

Piper longum

Flavouring/Spice (18.1)

Trigonella foenum-graecum

Flavouring/Spice (17.9)

Lippia graveolens

Flavouring/Spice (17.8)

Artemisia dracunculus

Flavouring/Spice (17.6)

Cinnamomum cassia

Flavouring/Spice (16.8)

Foeniculum vulgare

Flavouring/Spice (16.0)

Levisticum officinale

Flavouring/Spice (14.5)

Eugenia caryophyllata

Flavouring/Spice (14.1)

Alpinia officinarum

Flavouring/Spice (13.4)

Xylopia aethiopica

Flavouring/Spice (13.3)

Capsicum frutescens

Flavouring/Spice (13.3)

Cinnamomum aromaticum

Flavouring/Spice (12.5)

Salvia officinalis

Flavouring/Spice (12.5)

Salvia virgata

Flavouring/Spice (12.5)

Allium sativum

Flavouring/Spice (12.3)

Allium tuberosum

Flavouring/Spice (11.3)

Laurus nobilis

Flavouring/Spice (10.6)

Zingiber cassumunar

Flavouring/Spice (9.9)

Cinnamomum verum

Flavouring/Spice (9.6)

Garcinia cambogia

Flavouring/Spice (9.2)

Rosmarinus officinalis

Flavouring/Spice (8.7)

Inula helenium

Flavouring/Spice (8.2)

Curcuma zedoaria

Flavouring/Spice (8.1)

Alpinia zerumbet

Flavouring/Spice (7.8)

Curcuma amada

Flavouring/Spice (7.3)

Zingiber zerumbet

Flavouring/Spice (7.2)

Elletaria cardamomum

Flavouring/Spice (7.1)

Thymus vulgaris

Flavouring/Spice (6.8)

Allium fistulosum

Flavouring/Spice (6.7)

Ocimum basilicum

Flavouring/Spice (6.7)

Backhousia citriodora

Flavouring/Spice (6.6)

Ocimum tenuiflorum

Flavouring/Spice (6.6)

Eugenia caryophyllus

Flavouring/Spice (6.5)

Origanum vulgare

Flavouring/Spice (6.4)

Salvia plebeia

Flavouring/Spice (6.4)

Lobelia chinensis

Flavouring/Spice (6.3)

Origanum dictamnus

Flavouring/Spice (5.5)

Origanum onites

Flavouring/Spice (5.5)

Hyssopus officinalis

Flavouring/Spice (5.2)

Gardenia jasminoides

Flavouring/Spice (5.0)

Illicium anisatum

Flavouring/Spice (4.8)

Apium graveolens

Flavouring/Spice (4.7)

Mentha spicata


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